New post for deputy

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

VIC­TO­RIAN sen­a­tor Brid­get McKen­zie will is likely to snare a fed­eral Cab­i­net po­si­tion af­ter a party room vote awarded her the Na­tion­als’ deputy lead­er­ship. The Bendigo-based sen­a­tor, 47, a vo­cal ad­vo­cate for hunt­ing, high-coun­try graz­ing and sport­ing shoot­ers, re­places Fiona Nash, who was forced out of Par­lia­ment be­cause of her dual cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus.

One of only two women in the Na­tion­als’ party room, Sen­a­tor McKen­zie’s el­e­va­tion to Cab­i­net could come at the cost of In­fra­struc­ture Min­is­ter Darren Ch­ester, un­der terms of the Coali­tion agree­ment.

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