Monday, 15 February 2016

Nationals MP for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker dumped as Minister for Vocational Education and Skills

Luke Hartsuyker (left) at the beginning of his brief 4.5 month stint as a full minister

Lost his bid to become Deputy-Leader of the Nationals to Fiona Nash and now swiftly given the boot from the front bench by his own prime minister – Luke Hartsuyker must either have fought an unforgivably bloody leadership battle behind the scenes, been a spectacularly underperforming Minister for Vocational Education and Skills or it was discovered that he blotted his copybook when overseas like so many Turnbull Government ministers and MPs before him.

Perhaps a case of what goes on in Turkey stays in Turkey?

Clarrie Rivers will be pleased with the demotion.


Anonymous said...

has preselection for Cowper occurred for the Nats? Can't imagine Port Macquarie Nats would be happy with a Coffs based federal member.
Might be a good time for another Port Macquarie independent to give it a run - Peter Besseling?
Not sure if Luke would step down but that would really open things up!

Anonymous said...

"he blotted his copybook when overseas'

Which trip was this?