Chris­tensen to wield a po­lit­i­cal whip

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FED­ERAL Mem­ber for Daw­son, Ge­orge Chris­tensen, has been elected to the po­si­tion of Na­tional Party Whip – a se­nior role in the new par­lia­ment.

As the party whip, Mr Chris­tensen will per­form the role of team man­ager, li­ais­ing with other party whips, set­ting the agenda and speak­ing lists and en­sur­ing party mem­bers at­tend votes in the cham­ber. Mr Chris­tensen said he was hon­oured to be given the role.

“The Na­tion­als have a very strong team of ta­lented rep­re­sen­ta­tives and I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing more closely with them all,” he said. “It is a very im­por­tant time for the Lib­eral Na­tional gov­ern­ment as we work to get Aus­tralia back on track.”

The term “whip” was orig­i­nally de­rived from fox-hunt­ing where the “whip­per-in” whipped the hounds into a pack and pointed them in the right di­rec­tion.

A re­minder of the lit­eral mean­ing of the term will be a whip on the wall of Mr Chris­tensen’s of­fice in Par­lia­ment House.

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