Mal Washer

Politician

1945 –

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Who is Mal Washer?

Dr Malcolm James Washer, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to August 2013, representing the Division of Moore, Western Australia. He was born in Bunbury, Western Australia, and was educated at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1970 with degrees in medicine and surgery. He was a general practitioner before entering politics.

He is considered a moderate Liberal in a very conservative state and is supportive of socially liberal issues such as same-sex marriage During 2010 and 2011 he was the contact for the Australian Parliamentary Group on Drug Law Reform, a cross party group of 100 MP’s from Australian State and Commonwealth parliaments. The group was set up in 1993 after a meeting in Canberra convened by Michael Moore and Ann Symonds.

In August 2011, he announced he would not be contesting the next federal election.

In March 2014, Washer announced his resignation as chair of the Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia.

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Born
Aug 12, 1945
Bunbury
Also known as
  • Malcolm James Washer
  • Dr. Mal Washer
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Western Australia
    ( - 1970)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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