Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
|Deputy Prime Minister of Australia|
|Appointer||Governor-General of Australia on the recommendation of the Prime Minister|
|Term length||At the Governor-General's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||John McEwen|
|Formation||10 January 1968 (first gazetted)|
|Salary||AU$416,212 (since 2017)|
When Australia has a Coalition Government (as it does now), the Coalition Agreement must agree that all Coalition members support the leader of the Liberal Party becoming Prime Minister and agrees that the leader of the National Party be selected as Deputy Prime Minister.