Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker will have an Assistant Minister's role within his new ministry.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker will have an Assistant Minister's role within his new ministry. Contributed

Hartsuyker handed new role in Turnbull Ministry

COWPER MP Luke Hartsuyker has found himself on the Government frontbench again.

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his new Ministry, Mr Hartsuyker was announced as the new Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Mr Hartsuyker said he was delighted and honored to have been asked to return to the Turnbull Ministry.

"As Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister my role will be to assist the Deputy prime Minister in furthering the interests of the people of regional Australia," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"As Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources the Deputy Prime Minister's portfolio responsibilities are extensive and varied.

"My predecessor in the role assisting the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt MP was given additional responsibilities looking after components of the Agriculture portfolio such as Landcare however the exact nature of responsibilities within the portfolio has yet to be determined."

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Mr Hartsuyker said being placed in such a role can only be a benefit to the local region.

"Cowper is a vibrant and strong agricultural area and having the ear of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources will be of great benefit to the people of our electorate," he said.

"I look forward to continuing to work hard for the people of Cowper to deliver on our election promises and to ensure the interests of the electorate are heard in Canberra."



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