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Trucking industry congratulates Michael McCormack

The trucking industry has welcomed today’s news that Michael McCormack will continue in his role as Leader of The Nationals and, therefore, Deputy Prime Minister.

“Michael McCormack is a well-known advocate for small business, as well as regional and remote Australia,” said Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair, Geoff Crouch.

“In his continued role as Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, I am certain he will continue to support the hardworking men and women in the road transport industry.

“Michael McCormack understands the essential role trucking plays to the economy and day-to-day life of Australia. He knows that without trucks and truck drivers, Australia stops,” he said.

Crouch said that Deputy Prime Minister McCormack had made important contributions to increasing road safety for everyone who uses Australia’s regional roads and highways.

“Michael McCormack shares the ATA’s vision of zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads, having delivered $400,000 of Government funding to assist in the redevelopment of our road safety initiative, the Volvo ATA Safety Truck, and much-needed funding for government heavy vehicle and road safety measures,” he said.

In a recent radio interview, McCormack discussed the Coalition’s commitments to Australia’s infrastructure.

“We have a $100 billion roads and rail and ports package right across the nation,” he told radio station, 2CC Canberra. “It’s a record amount of money that we’re spending on infrastructure. I’m willing to work with any willing States and any willing Territories to build the infrastructure that is going to get Australians home sooner and safer, that’s going to put the right infrastructure in the right place – and I’m really keen and really looking forward to it.”

(Image: Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack.)

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