No transport, no worries

The lack of a Transport Minister in the announcement of the government hasn’t rattled the bus industry

September 18, 2013

The lack of a Minister for Transport as announced earlier this week hasn’t phased a key bus industry figure, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his new cabinet were sworn in today.

Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss was named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development earlier this week.

MP Jamie Briggs was named Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Truss was chosen as the Leader of The Nationals in 2007, and previously held the position of Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

There is no Minister for Transport in Abbott’s cabinet announcement, although transport will fall in the portfolio of the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Bus Industry Confederation Executive Director Michael Apps says the title change "doesn’t make a difference in the slightest".

He says they will continue to work with the government as required.

Abbott was sworn-in at Government House in Canberra this morning, and is officially Australia’s 28th Prime Minister.

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