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David Littleproud Elected to Lead National Party

Updated: Jul 20

After first announcing his intention to challenge previous leader of the National Party, Barnaby Joyce, on the 28th of May, David Littleproud has been elected to lead the Nationals following a post-election vote. Fellow Nationals MP, Perin Davey, will serve as deputy.

Newly Elected Leader of the National Party, David Littleproud smiling and wearing a white collared shirt and patterned tie

Mr. Littleproud also declared that the National Party would remain committed to its net-zero climate target. There was speculation that Mr. Joyce's previous comments suggesting the party should abandon the commitment lead to the change in leadership.


Mr. Littleproud previously served as Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 2017 to 2019 before becoming Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management.

Sources & Further Reading

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=265585


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/10/david-littleproud-australian-minister-disaster-climate-change-man-made


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-30/barnaby-joyce-out-david-littleproud-elected-to-lead-nationals/101109494


https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/littleprouds-mates-rates-for-vietnams-vissan-abattoir,11419


https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/littleproud-fiddles-while-australia-burns,13099


https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/agriculture-visa-policy-tarnished-by-political-deals,16093


https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/government-offers-carbon-tax-cuts-as-dodgy-offsets-criticised,16177


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/18/australian-businesses-hungry-to-pay-farmers-to-protect-biodiversity-in-world-first-scheme-says-littleproud


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/david-littleproud-ebay-must-clamp-down-on-parasites-who-profiteer-from-hoarded-groceries


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/12/david-littleproud-says-states-should-compensate-farmers-for-past-emissions-reductions

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