John Haslem

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John Haslem
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Canberra
In office
13 December 1975 – 18 October 1980
Preceded by Kep Enderby
Succeeded by Ros Kelly
Personal details
Born (1939-02-01) 1 February 1939 (age 78)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Caryl
Children 3
Residence Batemans Bay NSW Australia
Alma mater Melbourne University
Occupation Businessman

John Whitton Haslem (born 1 February 1939) was an Australian politician.

He was elected as the Liberal Party of Australia member for the House of Representatives seat of Canberra in 1975, serving until his defeat by Labor Party's Ros Kelly in the 1980 election.[1]

After leaving Parliament he returned to the practice of law in Canberra. In 1989, Haslem unsuccessfully sought election to the inaugural ACT Legislative Assembly, running as an independent candidate.[2]

He later became Chairman of an Australian top ten legal firm. He also with his wife interested himself in investing in award-winning food, wine and cooking businesses. He is a keen Rotarian, supporter of private schools, and business associations in Canberra and from 2000 on the south coast of New South Wales. He is now a real estate business owner in Batemans Bay.[3]


  1. ^ "Members of the House of Representatives since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 11 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ "List of candidates". 1989 Election. ACT Electoral Commission. 1989. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ allhomes
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Kep Enderby
Member for Canberra
Succeeded by
Ros Kelly