Nationals Page MP Kevin Hogan has been elected as the new deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He replaces Mark Coulton who resigned earlier this month after 18 months in the job.
This position is not appointed by Party Leadership but is voted on by the Parliament, and was passed unanimously by both sides of the House.
This position is not appointed by party leadership but is voted on by the Parliament, and was passed unanimously by both sides of the House.
‘Debate is important, passionate debate is important,’ Mr Hogan said after his election.
‘I look forward as deputy speaker to encouraging that passionate debate but also with a great deal of respect about it.’
‘I am very humbled to be voted in by Federal Parliament as the new Deputy Speaker,” he said.
‘Whilst I was previously on the Speakers Panel, this is an elevation of my duties and responsibilities in the House of Representatives Chamber.
‘I look forward to carrying out my new role, and thank my fellow Members of Parliament for their nomination and support,’ he said.
– with AAP