The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Monday 21 June 2021
LEADERSHIP OF THE NATIONAL PARTY
The Liberal-National Coalition has been a successful and enduring partnership for seven decades.
It will continue to be a strong partnership, one based on shared values and a shared passion for building an even stronger Australia.
We have achieved so much together, especially for rural and regional Australia, and together we will achieve even more.
I welcome Barnaby Joyce to the role of Leader of The Nationals and soon to be Deputy Prime Minister and I look forward to working closely together to ensure Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19 and the recession it caused.
Our focus remains on two outcomes – protecting lives and protecting livelihoods, as we continue to bolster our vaccine roll out and build on the economic recovery that has led to the creation of almost one million jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barnaby and I have a shared passion for ensuring our regions and rural communities thrive.
I thank Michael McCormack for his dedicated service as Deputy Prime Minister. Michael will continue to be an invaluable member of the National Party, and a passionate advocate for regional and rural communities.
I wish him and his wife Catherine and their children well.