Crikey Worm

Feb 26, 2018

Crikey Worm: Michael McCormack set to replace Joyce

Good morning, early birds. Michael McCormack has emerged from the weekend as the only contender in the race to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader. Plus, Pauline Hanson has indicated One Nation senators will oppose the government's proposed corporate tax cut. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


Nationals MPs and Minister for Veterans Affairs Michael McCormack is set to become the deputy prime minister after fellow National David Littleproud pulled out of the race last night.

Littleproud has reportedly had the support of a number of MPs ($) loyal to Barnaby Joyce but evidently could not get over the line, bowing out after David Gillespie also withdrew his candidacy, leaving a clear run for McCormack.

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