Experience in state and federal politics delivering for Central West communities will be drawn upon as Calare MP Andrew Gee joins The Nationals’ frontbench line-up as assistant minister to Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack.
Mr McCormack said Mr Gee's years of delivering for the NSW Central West will be an asset in the important infrastructure portfolio.
“Andrew has a passion for and dedication to his electorate and for country people which is infectious,” Mr McCormack said.
“That experience listening to country communities and sharing their ideas and aspirations will be central to Andrew’s new role.
“He fights to make sure families can afford to pay their bills and our strong economy is put to good use building capacity and productivity in the regions.”
Mr McCormack said he wants Andrew Gee as Assistant Minister to roll out record funding for local roads, local infrastructure projects and keep regional Australia- with country voices in the Ministry at the crentre of their agenda in Government.
Mr Gee said he looked forward to the new challenge of the frontbench role.
“I believe in the future of country Australia. I am passionate about attracting jobs, opportunities and investment to the bush and am excited at the opportunity to serve on The Nationals’ frontbench in this new role,” he said.
He also said he was passionate about bridging the great divide between cities and the bush not only in health services but also in jobs, transport, roads, education and communications.
“By investing in the services and infrastructure, we help get people home sooner and safer and make the regions a more attractive place for families and businesses to live, work and invest,” he said.
Mr Gee will be sworn in as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister later this month.
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