Dr Mal Washer MP

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Moore, Western Australia, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 19.2.2004 to 31.8.2004.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Library from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Family and Community Affairs from 31.8.2000 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Industry and Resources from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Science and Innovation from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Environment and Heritage from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007 (Chair from 9.12.2004 to 17.10.2007); Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Procedure from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines and Japan, June 1999.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands from April to May 2000.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark and Sweden, October 2005.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway from April to May 2006.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Brazil and Uruguay from June to July 2007.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the United States of America from September to October 2009.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to China and Hong Kong, November 2009.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, Brunei and Laos, April 2010.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to China from August to September 2011.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party from 1987
Personal
  • Born 12.8.1945, Bunbury, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MBBS (University of Western Australia)
  • General practitioner
Electorate
  • Location: northern suburbs of Perth; it includes the suburbs of Clarkson, Duncraig, Hillarys, Heathridge, Joondalup, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef and Padbury.
  • Area: 133 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 92,295 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: retail and service industries.
  • Electorate: Moore includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Hillarys, Joondalup and Ocean Reef, and parts of Carine, Mindarie and Wanneroo.