Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino says she is honoured to accept the role of Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.
Mrs Marino said she was offered the role by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday.
“It is truly a great honour to be offered the role of Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories,” she said.
“As someone who lives and works in the South West of Western Australia I understand the needs of those who live in regional and rural areas.
“I look forward to assisting the Honourable Michael McCormack in his role as Minister for Regional Development.
“It was a privilege to serve as the first female Chief Government Whip in Australia.
“However I am looking forward to taking on my new role.
“I also would like to thank the people of Forrest for re-electing me as their local representative for the South West.”