David Littleproud was elected Nationals leader on Monday, while Sussan Ley became Deputy Liberal leader. Perin Davey will serve as Deputy Nationals leader.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) congratulated the new appointees and welcomed a strong focus on addressing the pressures faced by business.
“During the 47th Parliament, ACCI will seek to work constructively with the Government, Opposition and other parliamentarians to achieve a better deal for business, ensuring the success of all Australians,” ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar said.
“Amid an increasingly volatile and uncertain global economy, acute workforce shortages, supply chain bottlenecks, rising energy costs and growing inflation, the challenges faced by business are many. We look forward to working with all parliamentarians to address these challenges.
“Most urgently, we implore the parliamentary Liberal and National parties to support bipartisan action on energy and emissions reduction policy. Legislated emissions reductions targets will provide the certainty that business needs as the economy transitions to a cleaner future, driving innovation and ambition.”