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Andrew Wallace (LNP-Fisher) – Maiden Speech

Andrew Wallace, the LNP member for Fisher, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives.

Wallace

A former barrister, Wallace has succeeded Mal Brough in the safe Queensland electorate.

Wallace polled 48.26% of the primary vote and 59.06% of the two-party-preferred vote. [Read more…]


Mal Brough To Quit Parliament

Mal Brough, the federal LNP member for Fisher in Queensland, has announced that he will not be contesting this year’s election.

BroughBrough, 54, first entered parliament as the member for Longman, also in Queensland, at the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 1998, 2001 and 2004 but was defeated at the 2007 election.

He re-entered the House of Representatives as the member for Fisher at the 2013 election, after winning preselection in 2012. The then sitting member for Fisher was Peter Slipper, who had left the Liberal National Party after he accepted the Speakership from the Gillard government in 2011. Slipper and Brough came into conflict over James Ashby and a police investigation is proceeding into whether Brough and Ashby broke the law in relation to access to the former Speaker’s official diary. [Read more…]


Mal Brough Wins Liberal Party Preselection For Fisher

Mal Brough has won Liberal National Party preselection for the Queensland seat of Fisher.

Mal Brough

Fisher is currently held by Peter Slipper. Slipper left the LNP last year after accepting the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Brough previously represented the electorate of Longman but was defeated in the 2007 election.

Brough defeated five other candidates for the preselection, including the LNP’s former state director, James McGrath. Whilst former Prime Minister John Howard supported Brough, McGrath was supported by Joe Hockey, Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull.