Alasdair Webster

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Alasdair Webster
OAM
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Macquarie
In office
1 December 1984 – 13 March 1993
Preceded by Ross Free
Succeeded by Maggie Deahm
Personal details
Born (1934-02-12) 12 February 1934 (age 80)
Maitland, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Call to Australia Party
Christian Democratic Party
Children 5
Residence Springwood, New South Wales
Occupation Politician, Teacher, Superintendent
Religion Christian

Alasdair Paine Webster, OAM (born 12 February 1934) is an Australian politician. Born in Maitland, New South Wales, he attended the University of New England before becoming a teacher and a superindendent at juvenile rehabilitation centres. He underwent military service in 1953. In 1984, Webster was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Macquarie as a member of the Liberal Party. He held the seat until his defeat in 1993. He subsequently joined the Call to Australia Party and contested the Senate for them in 1996. He was a delegate to the 1998 Australian Constitutional Convention, which met to discuss the issue of an Australian republic.[1]

Webster contested the New South Wales Legislative Council for the Christian Democratic Party at the 1999 and 2003 state elections. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2008 for "services to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community through Indigenous, educational and service organisations".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  2. ^ It's an Honour
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ross Free
Member for Macquarie
1984 – 1993
Succeeded by
Maggie Deahm