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 ...
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Truss threatens ship jobs: union - The Australian Truss threatens ship jobs: unionThe AustralianMUA national secretary Paddy Crumlin said the planned changes would severely damage Australia's shipping industry, directly affecting the jobs of 2000 direct jobs and another 8000 in associated sectors. “What we saw today from Mr Truss leads us towards ...Government could reverse shipping employment reformsGladstone Observerall 7 news articles »
Leaders warn of 'harmful mirage' - The Australian Yahoo!7 NewsLeaders warn of 'harmful mirage'The AustralianIn parliament, Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss this afternoon commended the bravery of police in defending themselves and the public against Haider, 18, and wished them a speedy recovery. “It's vital that the community remains calm and allows our ...Truss applauds Vic police braveryYahoo!7 Newsall 5 news articles »