Bill Hassell

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The Honourable
Bill Hassell
AM
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Cottesloe
In office
1977–1990
Preceded by Ross Hutchinson
Succeeded by Colin Barnett
20th Leader of the Opposition (Western Australia)
In office
1984–1986
Preceded by Ray O'Connor
Succeeded by Barry McKinnon
Agent-General for Western Australia
In office
1994–1996
Personal details
Born William Ralph Boucher Hassell
1943 (age 71–72)
Citizenship Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Western Australia
Profession Lawyer

William Ralph Boucher Hassell, best known as Bill Hassell, (born 1943) is an Australian former politician who was Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia during the mid-1980s. He was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Cottesloe between 1977 and 1990.

Early life[edit]

After attending Hale School, Hassell attended the University of Western Australia (UWA), graduating in 1965 with a Bachelor of Laws. He entered legal practice in 1966.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1977 Hassell was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Cottesloe.[2]

He was Leader of the Opposition between 1984 and 1986 before being replaced by Barry MacKinnon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alumni - Graduates - Bill Hassell (1965)". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "A numerical listing of Members of the Legislative Assembly since 1890". Parliamentary Library Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia. October 2012. p. 9. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition from 1905". Parliamentary Library Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.