Media statement - Barnaby Joyce

Media release
23 Feb 2018
Prime Minister

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP has announced that he will resign as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, effective 8am on Monday.

I thank Barnaby for his service as Deputy Prime Minister and in his various Ministerial roles in which he has been a fierce advocate for rural and regional Australia.

The Coalition between the Liberals and the Nationals is Australia’s most successful political partnership, having endured for more than 95 years.

This partnership is undiminished and will continue to deliver opportunity and security for all Australians.

Pending the Nationals’ election of a new leader and consequent Ministerial changes, the Hon. John McVeigh MP will act as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.