Michael McCormack: Ex-journalist becomes Australia deputy PM

Michael McCormack: Ex-journalist becomes Australia deputy PM
 

A former regional newspaper editor, Michael McCormack, has been chosen as Australia's new deputy prime minister.
He replaces Barnaby Joyce as leader of the Nationals, the governing coalition's junior partner.
Mr Joyce resigned on Friday over his affair with a former staffer, after holding the post for two years.
Mr McCormack, a relatively unknown conservative, has attracted criticism for a column he wrote in 1993 in which he described homosexuality as "sordid".
As leader of the Nationals, he automatically becomes deputy to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - who heads the Liberal... read more

 
26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 73
Source: BBC
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