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The Hon Warren Truss MP
The Hon Warren Truss MP,
Deputy Prime Minister of
Australia and the Minister
for Infrastructure and
Warren is the longest serving federal
leader of any political party in
Australia today, becoming Leader of
The Nationals in 2007.
A third-generation farmer from
the Kumbia district near Kingaroy in
Queensland, Warren rst won his
seat of Wide Bay in 1990. He was a
minister in the Howard Government
for 10 years, serving as Minister for
Customs and Consumer Affairs in
October 1997, and, a year later,
Minister for Community Services.
In July 1999, Warren became the
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and
Forestry, where he served for six years.
He became Minister for Transport and
Regional Services in July 2005 and,
in September 2006, was appointed
Minister for Trade.
Before entering Parliament,
Warren was a Kingaroy Shire
Councillor (1976 to 1990), including
seven years as Chairman. He served
as President of the Burnett District
Local Government Association and
as Chairman of the Fraser Coast-
South Burnett Regional Tourism
Board. He was Deputy Chairman
of the Queensland Grain Handling
Authority, and a member of the
State Council of the Queensland
Warren is also former State and
National President of the Rural Youth
Organisation and President of the
Lutheran Youth of Queensland.
At the 2013 federal election,
Warren led The Nationals to the party's
best electoral result in 30 years.
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