Appointment as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
20 December 2017
I am honoured
to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Leader of the Government
in the Senate in addition to my ongoing roles as Minister for Communications
and Minister for the Arts.
Bridget McKenzie to the portfolio as Minister for Regional Communications where
she will make a strong contribution to the communications needs of Australians
who live and work in the regions.
The past four
years as Manager of Government Business in the Senate have been challenging,
but working with colleagues across all parties has seen the Government achieve
significant legislative results.
In the last
year alone the Government has passed 133 pieces of legislation and 180 in total
since the election.
the outstanding leadership team of George Brandis and Mathias Cormann in
securing these outcomes.
and look forward to working with Mathias Cormann as Leader of the Government in
the Senate and Simon Birmingham as Manager of Government Business in the Senate
in continuing to deliver good outcomes through the Australian Senate.