July 12, 2016
Subjects: Election Campaign, Coalition Agreement, 45th Parliament, The Nationals
With me now National Party cabinet minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester. Darren Chester that captures the sense of things pretty much does it? You guys are pretty happy with the way things went at least from a National Party perspective?
Well, pretty much Kieran. We’ve had a good result within our National Party. Obviously in the Coalition more generally we are very happy where we have got ourselves to a position now where it looks like we are going to be able to form majority government. The results coming through yesterday from central Queensland with the seats of Capricornia and Flynn trending our way. We’re still very hopeful the seat of Herbert with Ewen Jones there in Townsville may come back to the Liberal Party as well so it looks like we are going to be able to form that majority government. So it’s a good result. In many ways we got through by the skin of our teeth, we acknowledge that. It’s been a tough election campaign, but bottom line is for the Nats I guess, we have gone ahead by one it looks like and we are looking forward to getting together as a team now and working through what our priorities might be for the next term of the 45th Parliament.