IT’S a political reshuffle that is having ripple effects throughout rural and regional Australia.
This week member for Riverina, Michael McCormack lost the National Party leadership and subsequently the deputy prime minister role to fellow National’s member Barnaby Joyce.
Members of the agricultural community and local government have thanked Mr McCormack for his commitment to the role and now the question is whether the Riverina will be better off.
In the eastern Riverina, representation from the National Party and visits from Mr McCormack were frequent.
Lockhart Shire Council Mayor said he was grateful…