The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the election of Michael McCormack as leader of the National Party and appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and thanked outgoing Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce.
QFF President Stuart Armitage says the organisation is looking forward to building a strong relationship with the new Leader.
“The National Party has a long history of working closely with and representing Australia’s agriculture regions and industries. QFF look forward to this tradition continuing in Queensland.”
“On behalf of Queensland’s intensive agricultural industries, QFF acknowledges and thanks Barnaby Joyce for his passion, commitment and achievements as Deputy Prime Minister, leader of the National Party, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and more recently Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.”
“Barnaby Joyce has been a fierce and unapologetic advocate for rural and regional Queensland and its mainstay industries including agriculture.”