Warren Errol Truss (born 8 October 1948) is the leader of the National Party of Australia in the Parliament of Australia. He has held the House of Representatives seat of Wide Bay since the 1990 election. Following the merger of the Queensland branches of the Nationals and Liberals, Truss was re-elected in 2010 for the Liberal National Party.
Truss's first attempt at a parliamentary seat was in the Queensland state parliament as the Nationals candidate at the 1988 Barambah by-election, triggered by the retirement of former premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. However, Truss lost in an upset to the Citizens Electoral Council candidate Trevor Perrett, who later joined the National Party.
Truss was elected to the seat of Wide Bay at the 1990 election. He was a member ...
Nationals leader Warren Truss says the bringing forward of federal money for roadworks won't guarantee they will be built faster.
The government's mid-year budget review, released on Tuesday, showed $1.4 billion would be brought forward to be spent in 2011/12 to accelerate construction of major infrastructure projects.
These included the upgrading of Melbourne's Western Ring Road, parts of the Pacific Highway in northern NSW, the Bruce Highway in northern and central Queensland and the South Road Superway in Adelaide.
Read more: 9NEWS (Nov 29 2011)
Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane writes:
The Opposition has taken an altogether unpleasant turn toward xenophobia this week.Malcolm Turnbull yesterday asked the Prime Minister about whether he was considering an “infrastructure bank” -- later a "Labor Government bank" -- based on the premise that the Government’s deposit guarantee was preventing State Governments from borrowing money.There was nothing new in Turnbull’s question. The idea has been kicking around for several weeks. What had happened since then was that State Labor Treasurers (what’s the ...
Australia should put funding into agricultural research rather than international aid says National party leader Warren Truss.He made the call at a rally outside a New South Wales Department of Primary research centre that will be closed because of a dwindling state budget.Mr Truss says cuts to agricultural research have been across the board, and state and federal governments need to prioritise their spending in slower economic times."It's been very happy to invest in significant projects around the world," he says."Now some of the things here that we are doing on these research stations can ...
Parliament pays tribute to retiring deputy PM Warren Truss ahead of Barnaby Joyce elevation - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning HeraldParliament pays tribute to retiring deputy PM Warren Truss ahead of Barnaby Joyce elevationSydney Morning HeraldPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has led the tributes for retiring cabinet ministers Warren Truss and Andrew Robb, describing them as "remarkable men" who have helped shape Australia. In a speech in Parliament on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and ...Warren Truss: from bean farmer to Deputy PM — and now retirementThe Australian (subscription)Andrew Robb and Warren Truss to quit politicsThe Australian Financial ReviewDeputy Prime Minister Warren Truss Announces RetirementHuffington Post AustraliaABC Online -SBS -Weekly Times Nowall 547 news articles »
Malcolm Turnbull set to lose Andrew Robb and Warren Truss - NEWS.com.au NEWS.com.auMalcolm Turnbull set to lose Andrew Robb and Warren TrussNEWS.com.auMr Robb, Australia's Trade and Investment Minister, is joining Mr Truss in announcing his retirement tomorrow. The Turnbull Government has been expecting Mr Truss — the Nationals leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Wide Bay in Queensland ...Malcolm Turnbull announces cabinet reshuffle9news.com.auNationals tipped to get extra cabinet spotSBSMalcolm Turnbull has revealed a new ministryBusiness Insider AustraliaYahoo7 News -Sydney Morning Herald -The New Dailyall 272 news articles »
$300m Coast airport plan approved - Gold Coast Bulletin Gold Coast Bulletin$300m Coast airport plan approvedGold Coast BulletinRETIRING Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss has approved the $300 million redevelopment plan for Gold Coast Airport as one of his last actions in office. The redevelopment at the southern end of the airport will meet future demand and deliver better ...and more »
The time Warren Truss was name-checked on Lost - The Australian (subscription) The Australian (subscription)The time Warren Truss was name-checked on LostThe Australian (subscription)Environment Minister Greg Hunt skydiving. Source: greghunt.com.au. As speculation intensified yesterday over Warren Truss's retirement, the internet enjoyed the semi-surfacing of the pop culture gem that is the time his name popped up in TV series Lost:.