Riverina Nationals’ MP Michael McCormack, who is the MP for Forbes as well, feels honoured by his appointment as Minister for Small Business. “Having owned and operated my own small business in Wagga Wagga for more than eight years, I understand first hand the vital role small business plays in many local communities,” Michael said.
“Since coming to Parliament, I have seen how the Coalition’s small business policies, including the instant asset write-offs and a lowering in the company tax rate, have seen an increase in confidence, investment and jobs in the Riverina electorate’s small businesses.
“With the Coalition’s focus on ensuring Australia’s small businesses have a champion and voice in the Ministry, I follow in the steps of two outstanding Small Business Ministers in Bruce Billson and Kelly O’Dwyer. Michael said he would remain focused on his role as the Member for Riverina and being the voice for the Riverina and Central West in Federal Parliament.
Michael, who is the first Small Business Minister who is a member of The Nationals, was sworn in on Wednesday.