John Forrest (Victorian politician)

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John Alexander Forrest redirects here. For the New Zealand international with the same name see: Jack Forrest (rugby league)

John Forrest
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Mallee
In office
13 March 1993 – 5 August 2013
Preceded by Peter Fisher
Succeeded by Andrew Broad
Personal details
Born (1949-08-24) 24 August 1949 (age 67)
Mildura, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Melbourne
University of Aberdeen
Occupation Design engineer

John Alexander Forrest (born 24 August 1949), Australian politician, was a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 until August 2013, representing the Division of Mallee in Victoria. He was born in Mildura, and was educated at University of Melbourne and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Before entering politics he was a design engineer with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, a lecturer at Ballarat College of Advanced Education, and a member of the Rural City of Swan Hill council.

Forrest was one of the initial members of the Lyons Forum, a conservative parliamentary ginger group.[1]

Forrest announced his retirement on 6 March 2013, stating that he would not contest the 2013 federal election.[2]


  1. ^ Marion Maddox, God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics,Allen & Unwin, 2005, p.38.
  2. ^ "Veteran Nationals MP John Forrest retires". ABC News. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Peter Fisher
Member for Mallee
Succeeded by
Andrew Broad