Michael McCormack (Australian politician)

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Michael McCormack
Michael McCormack.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Riverina
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by Kay Hull
Personal details
Born (1964-08-02) 2 August 1964 (age 49)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Catherine
Children Three
Residence Wagga Wagga
Occupation Politician
Profession Former Editor, Journalist and Director.
Website http://www.michaelmccormack.com.au/

Michael Francis McCormack (born 2 August 1964), an Australian federal politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the seat of Riverina, New South Wales for the National Party of Australia, elected at the 2010 federal election. McCormack was announced as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance in the Abbott Ministry, due to be sworn in on 18 September 2013.[1]

Early years and background

Prior to entering Parliament, McCormack was the editor of the The Daily Advertiser in Wagga Wagga until 2002.[2][3] McCormack went on to sue the Riverina Media Group for unfair dismissal in 2003 and settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.[4]

McCormack ran in a three-cornered contest against candidates from both Labor and Liberals,[5] winning over 67% of the vote on a two-party preferred basis.[6]

McCormack was the director from 1994–2003 and official historian from 1994–2010 for the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". smh.com.au. AAP. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Michael's Employment History". Michael McCormack. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Michael McCormack chosen as candidate for Riverina". Nationals blog. National Party of Australia. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Former editor accepts out-of-court settlement". Australian Newspaper History Group Newsletter (University of Queensland) (24): 9. October 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Glover, Ben; Higgins, Ben (23 August 2010). "Michael's the man". The Daily Advertiser (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "First Preferences and Two Candidate Preferred - Riverina". 2010 federal election. Australian Electoral Commission. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Michael McCormack MP Member for the Riverina". The Nationals NSW. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 

External links

Media related to Michael McCormack (Australian politician) at Wikimedia Commons

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Kay Hull
Member for Riverina
2010–present
Incumbent