|President of the Australian Senate|
|Preceded by||Albert Gould|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Givens|
|Senator for Queensland|
1 January 1904 – 30 June 1917
|Died||5 June 1929(aged 70)|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Born in Gloucestershire, he was educated in England, after which he became a sailor. Having migrated to Australia in 1887, he became a waterside worker in Brisbane, and was President of the Wharf Laborers' Union. In 1893, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for South Brisbane, serving as Home Secretary in Anderson Dawson's short-lived Labor Government in 1899. In 1902 he left the Assembly, and in 1903 was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland.
On 1 July 1910, he was appointed President of the Senate, a position he held until 8 July 1913. He remained a Senator until his defeat in 1917, after which he became a shipping master with the Queensland Harbours and Rivers Department. Turley died in 1929 and was buried in South Brisbane Cemetery.
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1910 – 1913
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