Truck­ing ex­pe­ri­ence should aid Buch­holz

Gatton Star - - NEWS - Ali Kuchel Ali.kuchel@gat­ton­star.com.au

MEM­BER for Wright Scott Buch­holz has stepped into a new po­si­tion fol­low­ing the Lib­eral Party lead­er­ship change.

On Fri­day last week Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull was ousted and Trea­surer Scott Mor­ri­son won a party room vote to take his place.

The chang­ing of the guard has re­sulted in shifts in the min­is­te­rial cabi­net, with Mr Buch­holz taking on the role as Roads and Trans­port as­sis­tant min­is­ter un­der the new Mor­ri­son gov­ern­ment.

Mr Buch­holz said he was hon­oured to be ap­pointed to the po­si­tion.

“As a for­mer road trans­port op­er­a­tor, I un­der­stand in­dus­try is­sues and know how im­por­tant a good, re­li­able road and trans­port sys­tem is to com­mu­ni­ties big and small right across Aus­tralia,” Mr Buch­holz said.

“I look for­ward to serv­ing the Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son and Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture, Trans­port and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Michael Mccor­mack in this im­por­tant new min­is­te­rial po­si­tion.”

Mr Buch­holz said he would draw on this pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence and con­sult widely with all stake­hold­ers to achieve the best pos­si­ble out­comes in his new min­is­te­rial role.

“The Mor­ri­son Lib­eral Na­tional Gov­ern­ment is de­ter­mined to keep Aus­tralia’s econ­omy strong, keep Aus­tralians safe and keep Aus­tralians to­gether,” he said.

“I will work hard every day to re­store sta­bil­ity to the gov­ern­ment and bring fresh ideas to help tackle the big road and trans­port chal­lenges fac­ing Aus­tralia.”

Mr Buch­holz be­gan this week dis­cussing the drought with farm­ers in western Queens­land, along­side Mr Mor­ri­son.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

PRO­MO­TION: Fed­eral Mem­ber for Wright Scott Buch­holz with Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son.

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