Mal Bryce

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The Honourable
Mal Bryce
Deputy Premier of Western Australia
In office
25 February 1983 – 25 February 1988
Premier Brian Burke
Preceded by Cyril Rushton
Succeeded by David Parker
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Ascot
In office
13 November 1971 – 25 February 1988
Preceded by Merv Toms
Succeeded by Eric Ripper
Personal details
Born Malcolm John Bryce
(1943-04-10) 10 April 1943 (age 72)
Citizenship Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Western Australia

Malcolm John "Mal" Bryce AO (born 10 April 1943) is a former Deputy Premier of Western Australia.

Early life[edit]

Bryce attended the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Political career[edit]

In 1966 Bryce was an unsuccessful candidate for the Electorate of Moore in the 1966 Australian federal election.[1]

After the death of Merv Toms, the member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Ascot, Bryce won a byelection in November 1971.

In 1983 Bryce was appointed Deputy Premier of Western Australia under Premier Brian Burke, serving until his resignation from parliament in 1988.[2][3]


After leaving parliament, Bryce joined Curtin University as an adjunct professor.[4]

Unlike Burke, Bryce has not been embroiled in the WA Inc scandal.


Bryce was made a Officer of the Order of Australia in 1989 for services to the WA parliament.[5]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam. "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 26 NOVEMBER 1966". Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Deputy Premiers of Western Australia" (PDF). Parliamentary Library Western Australia. Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Member List - Hon. Eric Stephen Ripper". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Curtin experts tackle election issues". Curtin University. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bryce, Malcolm John - AO". It's an Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 27 May 2012.