Hon Michael McCormack MP


Member for Riverina, New South Wales

Leader of The Nationals
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Nationals
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Suite 2
11-15 Fitzmaurice Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Postal address

Suite 2, 11-15 Fitzmaurice Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

(02) 6921 4600
(02) 6921 5900

Electorate Office 2

207A Clarinda Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Postal address

207A Clarinda Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

(02) 6862 4560

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7520
(02) N/A


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Riverina, New South Wales, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • 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 to 5.3.18.
  • Minister for Defence Personnel from 20.12.17 to 5.3.18.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 20.12.17 to 5.3.18.
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.