Jason Falinski (Lib-Mackellar) – Maiden Speech

Jason Falinski, the Liberal member for Mackellar, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives.

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Falinski, 46, replaces Bronwyn Bishop, who represented the electorate for 22 years from 1994. He defeated Bishop in a preselection contest earlier this year. [Read more…]


Bronwyn Bishop Defeated In Liberal Party Mackellar Preselection; Jason Falinski Ends 29-Year Parliamentary Career

After 29 years in Parliament, Bronwyn Bishop has lost her preselection to Jason Falinski, following a Liberal Party ballot in her Mackellar electorate tonight.

FalinskiBishop faced three opponents, Jason Falinski, Walter Villatora and Bill Calcraft. Falinski was seen as the candidate of the moderate wing who control the NSW Division of the Liberal Party, whilst Villatora has connections to the right-wing and Tony Abbott.

There were three ballots. The first ballot results were: Bishop 37, Falinski 40, Villatora 12 and Calcraft 2. Falinski defeated Bishop 51-39. It appears that the hard right votes for Villatora ended up with Falinski, not Bishop. [Read more…]