Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The new leaders of the Liberal and National parties

Liberals:
Leader - Dr Brendan Nelson.
49 years old.
Tasmanian state president of the Australian Medical Association 1990 -1992
Federal president of the AMA 1993-1995
Labor party member 1988 - 1993/4
Member for Bradfield since 1996
Minister for Education, Science and Training 2001-2006
Minister for Defence 2006-2007

Deputy Leader - Julie Bishop.
51 years old.
Member for Curtin since 1998
Minister for Ageing 2003-2006
Minister for Education, Science and Training and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues 2006-2007

Nationals
Leader - Warren Truss
59 years old
Member for Wide Bay since 1990
Minister for Customs and Consumer Affairs 1997-98
Minister for Community Services 1998-99
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 1999-2005
Minister for Transport and Regional Services 2005-2006
Minister for Trade 2006-2007

Deputy Leader - Nigel Scullion
51 years old
NT Senator since 2001 (Country Liberal Party, sits with the Nationals in the senate)
Minister for Community Services 2007-2007
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