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McCORMACK, the Hon. Michael FrancisBiography for McCORMACK, the Hon. Michael Francis

Member for Riverina (NSW)

Nationals



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.


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.


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.


Other Positions

Justice of the Peace.


Personal

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.


Publications

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.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: central western New South Wales; it includes the rural cities of Griffith and Wagga Wagga and the towns of Coleambally, Coolamon, Gundagai, Hillston, Junee, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, Tumbarumba and West Wyalong.

Area: 61 435 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 100 115 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: wheat, barley, canola, rice and cereal crops, fat lambs, wool, poultry, dairying, cattle, ostrich, emu, deer and goat farming, food processing, fruit, grapes, and wine making, flour milling, concrete pipes, steel construction, brick kiln, saw milling, joinery, plaster works, tourism, higher education (including Charles Sturt University), CSIRO research and technology, and defence forces.

State electorates: Riverina includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Cootamundra, and parts of Albury, Murray and Wagga Wagga.