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Local MP Appointed Government Manager

May 22, 2013

Mr Chris Hayes, Federal Member for Fowler, has been elected as the Chief Government Whip.

The Whip is the Manger of the government party. It is one of the most important and prestigious positions in the government.

Mr Hayes represents such areas as Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Mt Pritchard and Bonnyrigg. He said "I feel very honoured that my colleagues have chosen me to play this important role in Government".

"To be Manager of the Government Party takes me right to the centre of decision-making in the top levels of government. The position is one of influence and authority, and will be vital to the government’s continued efforts to assist ordinary working people".

"Whilst my new role will require a significant effort on my part, it will in no way divert me away from the issues that vital to the people in my area; education, health, employment, and the human rights in their homelands. I have always fought for these things, and in my new position, I will continue to do so", Mr Hayes said.