Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has today been sworn into her new role as Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism. Ms Landry will also retain her current position as the Assistant Minister for Children and Families and will continue to work as hard as ever for the people of Capricornia.
Michelle Landry said it was an honour to be given the Regional Tourism portfolio.
“This is an exciting new challenge for me with lots to do, and the work begins now. The regional tourism industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and I’m looking forward to listening to their issues, and helping the sector move forward” Ms Landry said
Michelle Landry said that she was also pleased to continue in her role as the Assistant Minister for Children and Families.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being in this role over the last three years. My main priority right now is leading, in partnership with the States and Territories, the development and delivery of the next 10-year National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children,” Ms Landry said
“I am very optimistic that this crucial piece of work will help set our nation up when it comes to keeping our most vulnerable children safe, especially at-risk indigenous children, the 46,000 children in out-of-home care, children with a disability, and children in families with multiple and complex issues.”
I would like to sincerely thank Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Prime Minister Scott Morrison for giving me this opportunity to continue to serve in the Ministry. I would also like to congratulate all my National Party colleagues and wish them well in their new roles.” Ms Landry said
The new cabinet was officially sworn in this afternoon by Governor General of Australia David Hurley.
“I will also continue to work tirelessly for my electorate of Capricornia and do what I have always done, bring wealth, prosperity and jobs, as well as stand up for the farmers, the miners the workers and the small medium and large business owners of Central Queensland.
It will be a busy time with these new responsibilities, but I am very much looking forward to the challenge.” Ms Landry said