Announcement of Government Whips

Media release
12 Aug 2016
Prime Minister

I am pleased to announce the new Government Whips team.

As I have previously announced, Nola Marino has been re-appointed as Chief Government Whip. Nola is an outstanding Chief Government Whip and I value her experience wise counsel.

Rowan Ramsey and Bert van Manen will become Government Whips. 

Rowan and Bert come to these vitally important positions with extensive parliamentary experience and the respect and trust of their colleagues. 

The Whips role is vitally important to the smooth running of our Parliament. I thank Nola, Rowan and Bert for agreeing to serve in these roles. 

I thank Ewen Jones and Brett Whiteley for their service to our Government as Whips. They will be missed and leave big shoes to fill.

Liberal Party Senators will meet in due course to determine the Senate Government Whips positions.