Alan Eggleston

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Alan Eggleston
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Alan Eggleston in his office in Southern Perth in June 2006
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 1996 – 30 June 2014
Personal details
Born (1941-12-30) 30 December 1941 (age 75)
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Residence Western Australia, Australia
Alma mater University of Western Australia and Murdoch University
Profession Medical doctor
Website Official website

Alan Eggleston (born 30 December 1941) is an Australian politician, who was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia.


Early career[edit]

He was born in Busselton, Western Australia, and was educated at the University of Western Australia, where he studied medicine, and at Murdoch University, where he graduated in arts.

Professional career[edit]

He was a medical practitioner in Port Hedland, Western Australia serving from 1974 until 1996. He was a councillor in Port Hedland serving from 1988 until 1996 and mayor serving from 1993 until 1996. He was a member of the Pilbara Development Commission from 1994 until 1996.

Personal life[edit]

He has achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism.[1] He retired from all of his other political jobs to be a senator. On 9 April 2012, Eggleston announced that he would not be recontesting the Next Australian federal election in 2013 and retire at the end of his term in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Who are you? Alan Eggleston". ABC Local. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Libs search for new senators". The West Australian. 10 April 2012. 

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