I moved to the Cross Bench as a National MP in August 2018, due to leadership instability. At the time I said I would review the decision after the next election.
After discussions with the leadership team I have informed them I am returning to the Government Benches.
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, the rule changes initiated by the Liberal Party late last year. It means we will never again see the instability we saw in the last two Parliaments.
Secondly, the Australian public has been able to be heard. It has seen a comfortable return of a Coalition Government.
I congratulate Scott Morrison on his leadership since becoming Prime Minister, and my leader Michael McCormack who has done a great job. I look forward to being part of a Government focussed on Job Growth, Infrastructure Spending, bringing down the cost of living and preserving our environment.