Michael McCormack

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Inland rail review supports concerns raised by regional communities
Wagga Wagga and other towns on the inland rail route have been asking for a bypass and say that is supported by Dr Kerry Schott’s review

Gabrielle Chan

15, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Labor attacks regional grants program that delivered 96% of funding to Coalition-held seats
Former government’s regional growth fund delivered 16 projects in Coalition-held electorates and one in a Labor-held seat

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

15, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I went cross-eyed’: Australia’s former deputy PM taken to hospital after drinking entire bowl of kava
Michael McCormack paid a high price for downing, not sipping, the sakau during a Pacific tour, later stating: ‘I was trying to be respectful’

Amy Remeikis

16, Dec, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Joyce and McCormack unsure which meetings were of Scott Morrison’s secretive cabinet committee
Michael McCormack ‘can’t recall’ if people outside of executive attended while Barnaby Joyce ‘never knew it was called the policy committee’

Paul Karp

21, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Peter Dutton sidelines Scott Morrison allies in shadow cabinet as Nationals take six spots
Angus Taylor becomes shadow treasurer, but Alex Hawke gets no position in a shadow cabinet with 10 women

Paul Karp

05, Jun, 2022 @7:08 AM

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‘Time for change’: Darren Chester confirms he will challenge Barnaby Joyce for Nationals leadership
Former veterans affairs minister says ‘it’s important we listen to the message we received over the weekend from the Australian people’

Josh Butler and Gabrielle Chan

26, May, 2022 @10:59 PM

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Michael McCormack suggests Barnaby Joyce’s unpopularity in inner city contributed to Coalition’s loss
Former Nationals leader says he was ‘very popular’ in inner city and that mixed messages on net zero emissions ‘didn’t help’

Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst

22, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Michael McCormack will not rule out running for Nationals leadership again
Former Nationals party leader says he doesn’t court the media or ‘shout from the rooftops’ about wins, in live Q&A with Guardian Australia

Natasha May and Gabrielle Chan

03, May, 2022 @8:17 AM

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Michael McCormack’s movie nights cost taxpayers $2,500 a ticket – and his scene was cut
Exclusive: regional movie events in 2019, attended by just 137 people, were set to feature then deputy prime minister spruiking infrastructure spending

Paul Karp

23, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Coalition’s taxpayer-funded ads overplayed role in state infrastructure projects, auditor finds
‘Problematic’ inclusion of Michael McCormack in Building Our future campaign was also scrapped on department advice

Paul Karp

17, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Michael McCormack contradicts Barnaby Joyce on Nationals signing Cop26 pact
Ex-Nationals leader McCormack says any government agreement covers party, days after Joyce said ‘I did not sign it’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

17, Nov, 2021 @7:24 AM

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Liberal MPs scorn National’s $250bn plan for taxpayers to underwrite fossil fuels
Keith Pitt’s proposal, which suggests huge loans for resources sector in return for his party backing net zero, left on table by Scott Morrison

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Oct, 2021 @7:47 AM

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