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Warren Truss Vows to Unsaddle Regional Aviation Costs

Old 26th May 2015, 04:38
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That is so dishonest
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Old 26th May 2015, 04:41
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can someone tell me what he actually does

let me know.
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Old 26th May 2015, 04:45
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Dick;


We once had a Minister for Transport. His Title was Minister for Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport. Indeed the Senate Estimates refer to transport matters in that acronym. Truss hasn't that 'handle' any more. Indeed I don't think he knows anything about aviation except for what he is told by his 'Handler' (minder) Senior Public Servant Mike MrDak.

I was once a constituent of his in the old Wide Bay/ Burnett Electorate and he was spectacular in his ability to constantly achieve nothing on a range of matters including aviation.

I'm reliably told by different people that he is not contesting the next election and Barnaby Joyce is the Heir apparent. By this advice I imagine he is 'marking time'/'treading water' /and generally 'biding his time' until his retirement and all the perks arrive. I doubt he wants to waste energy on any project that may upset these arrangements. Aviation being the 'hot potato" it is he will waste no metaphors in 'ducking for cover' at the mere mention of it.

I currently live in a Nationals Electorate but I'll not be voting for them at the next election. My Member refers all my aviation emails to Truss who has a standard letter sent back to the sender who on-forwards this to me also by 'snail mail'. My Member is living off the good will of the last incumbent who was a most worthwhile Member. Many here believe he is a goat and won't also be voting for him.

If Truss decides not to contest the next election, I would wager his electorate may have similar qualms to mine and those I talk with. His Electorate may become 'marginal'.

In answer to your first question/ paragraph... I can't think of one time.
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Old 26th May 2015, 04:55
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I don't believe our industry can wait that long.

Mr Truss should tell our industry now if he does not plan to stand in the next election.

In that case he should resign now so the industry can get on with the stalled reforms with a new and go getting parliamentarian .

Is there anyone around who is honest. Capable and hardworking we can support for his seat?
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Old 26th May 2015, 05:06
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It as if he has no empathy or knowledge of small business.

Is there any evidence he cares- or is it all about self interest and self protection?
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Old 26th May 2015, 05:22
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Dick, he is a politician and is expert at knowing nothing and able to talk about it for hours.

Sadly as Frank Arouet has more eloquently described it is the untouchable, unelected and unrepresentative Secretary of his Department that seems to 'run the show' uncontrolled.

One only has to look at who has been the centre of the puppet string pulling with regard to CASA, the ATSB and Pelair, the ASRR and any number of other 'inquiries' into aviation of late to see how much influence the"Minister" has. Then there was also the failed promotion and support of the former Screaming DAS as a candidate for that senior ICAO post.

Dare I say his greatest contribution to the aviation industry and aviation safety in this country would be to retire sooner rather than later.

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Old 26th May 2015, 05:34
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I think that Warren Truss is of the firm opinion that he has no opinion.

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Old 26th May 2015, 05:39
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It is generally known he is not well, and although I wish him the best in his battles with his own health, He should have stood down when he first became incapable of carrying out his job. Because of his incompetence, he has put many people at risk of mental and physical disability. People at the mercy of his own departments who daily carry out acts of bastardry which put the recipients in grave danger of suicide because they can't seek help for the inflicted depression because it would put their jobs in jeopardy. People like Karen Casey are walking proof that such injuries occur and it is frightening to think that many undiagnosed depressive pilots may be out there flying passengers around on a daily basis.


Dick, the man has no empathy. He is a shell only.


In my opinion, Truss is the Leader of The Nationals in name only. A current senior Nationals executive figure has been the real Leader for years.
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Old 26th May 2015, 06:10
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Barnaby is as unpallatable to the Libs as Malcolm Turnbull is to the Nats.
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Old 26th May 2015, 07:27
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No one. I am not asking Mr Truss to direct CASA. But what's wrong with him stating that he believes the RIS that CASA prepared for ADSB is flawed and should be corrected ?

Or they should consider Unicoms as per the FAA proven model?

He says zero. Very astute re self interest in the short term - but no good for the Aussie GA industry and the safety of airline passengers.

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Old 26th May 2015, 07:59
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Dick, I would be asking him to direct CASA. Isnt that the point that if he is the one in charge of then he should be bringing the rogue elements into line. I think we are in agreement that the sooner he is gone the better off Aviation will be.
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Old 26th May 2015, 08:47
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Warren Truss's greatest challenge is getting a dandruff shampoo that works for him.
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Old 26th May 2015, 12:13
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Where are the Politicians who were not afraid to stick their neck out and really become involved in their Ministerial portfolios, and in some cases really lay down the law?

We have not seen their like in several decades IMHO, and that lack is sadly all to obvious.

As for the current incumbent, I have always been of the opinion that he is `not worth the powder!`
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Old 26th May 2015, 15:59
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Pinky wrote:


"Where are the Politicians who were not afraid to stick their neck out..."


You clearly never watched 'Yes, Minister' nor 'Yes, Prime Minister'.
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Old 27th May 2015, 09:59
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Folks,
Actually, over the years, we have had a couple of Ministers responsible for aviation who stuck their necks out, Beazley, Sharp and Vaile are the three that spring to mind., Bob Cotton many years before.

Believe me, the only thing that interests Truss right now is the survival of the Nationals beyond the next Federal election.

His current disinterest in aviation is not just casual, it is active disinterest.

Tootle pip!!

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Old 27th May 2015, 12:41
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You clearly never watched 'Yes, Minister' nor 'Yes, Prime Minister'
Wrong!!!

One of my favourite shows way back then.
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Old 27th May 2015, 13:35
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Only seen this thread tonight, I would be more than happy to join whatever party/group was seen by the more experienced then me to be appropriate. I spent over a decade in a different industry before coming to aviation and wonder weekly how long that decision will be viable for, with 2 companies now bankrupt back home and me not wanting to be "up here" forever I wonder whether there will ever be a job to go home to.

It think the first step is starting something to bring us together so that we all feel as tho we can achieve some outcomes. From there at least we stand a chance. I don't feel like any of the current groups speak for aviation as a whole, and have there own interests. If Dick doesn't want to run for the senate, I can understand that but maybe a high profile respected person would be a benefit in at least arranging the group initially? Would certainly have my backing, and the other drivers at work.
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Old 27th May 2015, 17:12
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My apologies, Pinky!

I now remember that your strongest suit when it came to watching TV was 'Hogan's Heros'.

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Old 27th May 2015, 19:28
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Here's a scenario....

When Tony makes his next gaffe, as he inevitably will sooner or later, the polls turn bad and there's a lib spill, Susan Ley will easily beat the old dark suits and emerge as the the next PM. Although a failed airline pilot, she is clearly an accomplished and astute polititician. She has an interest in GA and knows the way various ministers have failed the industry and thus will develop a sensible policy and appoint a minister to look after it properly.

Start lobbying now!

No? Too left field? What you mean politicians do what is expedient to get themselves where they want to be at the time or something? And that's certainly not going to involve looking after no votes in it GA. Oh well. So who is going to be the messiah?
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Old 27th May 2015, 23:56
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I've had dealings with Sussan Ley and while she was initially on side she has since bowed to tow the party line. The Health portfolio is all she wants to look at right now and unless you are a constituent of hers with a pressing serious matter I doubt she will even take calls these days on aviation matters. A pity, because she is such a good and energetic Local member.
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