Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Hon Michael McCormack MP Biography

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Riverina, New South Wales, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial appointments

  • Deputy Prime Minister from 26.2.18
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16.
  • Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16.
  • Minister for Small Business from 19.7.16 to 20.12.17.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 20.12.17.
  • Minister for Defence Personnel from 20.12.17.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 20.12.17.
  • Minister for Infrastructure and Transport from 26.2.18

Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: House from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Regional Australia from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Leader of the House from 20.12.17.
  • Federal Parliamentary Leader, The Nationals from 26.2.18.

Party positions

  • Director, Nationals federal election campaigns for Riverina, 2004 and 2007.
  • Vice-Chairman, Nationals Riverina Electorate Council 2010.
  • Member, Nationals State Central Council (NSW) 2010.


  • Born 2.8.1964, Wagga Wagga, NSW.
  • Married.

Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Journalist and reporter, The Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga 1981-88; Sub-editor 1988-91; Acting Editor 1991-92; Editor 1992-2002.
  • Group Editor, Riverina Media Group 1996-2002.
  • Publisher, MSS Media Services and Solutions 2002-10.


Description: rural.

Location: southern New South Wales; towns include Ardlethan, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Cowra, Forbes, Grenfell, Gundagai, Harden, Junee, Parkes, Peak Hill, Tarcutta, Temora, Tullamore, Ungarie, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong and Young.

Area: 48 988 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 111 026 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: wheat, barley, canola, rice and cereal crops; farming (fat lambs, wool, poultry, dairying, cattle, ostrich, emu, deer, and goats); food processing, fruit, grapes and wine making; flour-milling, concrete pipes, steel construction, saw milling, joinery, plaster works and tourism.


  • Wild colonial boys: bushrangers in the Riverina, 1996.
  • Might and bite: history of the Turvey Park Australian Football Club 1952-2002.
  • New South Wales: linking Australia to the world, 2003.
  • 40 not out: history of the Marian/St Michael's Cricket Club 1963-2004.
  • The mighty Dons: history of the Marian Dons/South Wagga-Tolland Football Club, 2004.
  • From rags to riches: centenary of the Wagga Wagga Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, 2004.
  • Mud, sweat and cheers: 50 years of the Wagga Kangaroos Rugby League Football Club, 2004.
  • And the big boys fly: history of the Carroll Cup 1969-2008.