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New National Senator Steve Martin

The former Jacqui Lambie Network Senator Steve Martin joined The Nationals last Monday.

The Senator was welcomed by Nationals Leader Michael McCormack and Deputy Leader Senator Bridget McKenzie.

There was a press conference in Davenport on Monday to announce Senator Martin’s decision.

He then flew to Canberra with the Nationals Leader and Deputy Leader to hold a Party Room meeting with his now fellow Nationals colleagues on Monday.

Senator Martin is the last remnant of the Palmer United Party (PUP) that remains in the Parliament.

This comes as Jacqui Lambie was a Senator for PUP then forming her own party the Jacqui Lambie Network when she was disqualified from being a Senator due to dual citizenship Senator Martin took up his position which he refused to renounced to allow Jacqui Lambie to return to the Senate.

Michael McCormack on Senator Martin and His Leadership

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Michael McCormack MP, Leader of the Nationals joined our Editor-in-Chief Michael Keating at Parliament House to discuss Senator Steve Martin joining the Nationals and his priorities for his leadership.

View the interview below:

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