Trucking experience should aid Buchholz
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.
PROMOTION: Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.