Leslie Harry Ernest ‘Les’ Bury
Electorate: Wentworth (NSW), since 1956
Job: Minister for Labour and National Service
- Former Treasury official, strong economic expertise
- Successful administration of First Home Owner’s Grant
- Successful introduction of the National Service Scheme
- Not particularly well-known
- Unpopular with youth due to role in national service about ‘TV performances lacking in human warmth, according to a TV reviewer’.