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PO Box 14, Bungalow QLD 4870

Biography

Warren’s diverse career history has given him a unique insight when representing his constituency in Canberra.

He has worked as a railway porter, insurance clerk, real estate salesman, fitter and turner with a mining company, grazier, crocodile farmer, and served Australia for nine years in the RAAF as an aircraft engine fitter.

He has also played an active role on numerous Cape York industry and advisory groups.

Warren was first elected to Parliament in March 1996 as the Member for Leichhardt.

As a new member, he was privileged to serve on several joint committees addressing Native Title issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Environment, Recreation and the Arts.

From 1998 to 2001 Warren held the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources and from 2002-06 he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.

In 2007 he was appointed to the Northern Australia Water and Land Taskforce.

Warren resigned as Parliamentary Secretary prior to his retirement from politics at the 2007 election to spend more time with his teenage son before he ventured off to university.

In 2010, Warren decided to recontest the seat of Leichhardt and on his re-election, was appointed Chief Opposition Whip in the 43rd parliament.

He was again re-elected at the 2013 election and appointed Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, which produced the Pivot North report – the recommendations of which contributed to the Coalition Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.

He continues to work to ensure the timely implementation of White Paper initiatives.

Warren is actively involved in the local community, and is Patron of a number of groups including the Vietnam Veterans’ Motorcycle Club (FNQ Chapter), the North Queensland Rubies women’s indigenous hockey team, the Blaze men’s indigenous hockey team and the Leichhardt Lions football club.

He is a keen supporter and sponsor of local events, sporting clubs and other non-profits and is a Rotarian.

Warren works hard to support opportunities for economic development in Far North Queensland and Northern Australia, particularly in relation to his vision for a strong and sustainable commercial, recreational and sports fishing industry.

He also advocates for a range of social issues such as the arts, aged care, mental health, marriage equality and reducing discrimination for LGBTI Australians, and the tuberculosis challenge in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

When he’s not working in the electorate or in Canberra, he enjoys spending time on his farm with his family, collecting art, breeding birds, bushwalking or riding his Harley Davidson.

From Warren

Today we have lost one of Australia’s finest with the passing of Tim Fischer AC. Tim was a giant of The National Party, he was a giant of Australia, but more than that, he was a champion for regional and rural communities. Regional Australia had no better friend than Tim. He was a proud Australian who embodied the very best qualities of loyalty, kindness, empathy, courage and humility. He loved Australia as much as Australians loved him and that passion for his country was evident throughout his life and career. There are few people who have had the impact on The National Party and indeed this great nation as Tim Fischer AC. His presence was felt in every room he entered and his name and legacy will continue to benefit those who choose regional and rural Australia as their home. My heartfelt thoughts are with Tim’s wife Judy, sons Harrison and Dominic and his many friends across Australia. The man from Boree Creek will be sorely missed. Vale Tim Fischer AC.

Aug 22

Vale the Hon Tim Fischer AC The Nationals family and our nation have today lost a truly great Australian with the very sad passing of the Hon Tim Fischer AC. Tim Fischer was a soldier, a farmer, a politician, a leader, an ambassador, an author, a husband, a father and above all a person of great dignity and honour. He personified the true Australian spirit. A spirit he espoused right to the end. We pay great tribute and honour to Tim Fischer’s life of service to our nation – from battlefields on foreign lands to the halls of the Commonwealth Parliament – he was an outstanding, dedicated and remarkable Australian. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s wife Judy and two children Harrison and Dominic at this very sad time.

Aug 22

Tim Fischer was a dear friend. Jenny and I are deeply saddened by Tim’s passing. Tim Fischer was a big Australian in every sense of the word. Big in stature, big in his belief, big in his passion, big in his vision for what Australians could achieve and big in his view of Australia’s place in the world. As a result, Tim Fischer will forever cast a big shadow on our nation. Jenny and my thoughts and those of our entire nation are with Tim’s wife Judy, their sons Harrison and Dominic and his extended family and many friends. Thank you Tim, we loved you very much.

Aug 22

Great to catch up with Kochie at Sunrise to chat about Australia’s future - I want Australians to have as much control over their future as possible; to be free to be who they are and make their own way. + My take on balancing work and precious family time, our plan for a cleaner world and a recycling system that actually works, and some of the issues that keep me up at night.

Aug 21

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PO Box 14, Bungalow QLD 4870