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04 Dec 2018

Another Former AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, has put his hand up for federal politics.

The high-profile neurosurgeon has been preselected for the Labor Party to contest the Sydney electorate of Bennelong.

Bennelong is currently held by Liberal Party MP John Alexander and is the seat former Prime Minister John Howard held for 33 years.

The electorate has fallen into Labor hands before, however, when Maxine McKew ousted Mr Howard in the 2007 election. She held the seat for one term.

In announcing his candidacy while standing next to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Professor Owler said he had thought about it “long and hard” before deciding to enter the contest.

Professor Owler is a well-know advocate for refugees and voluntary assisted dying.


Published: 04 Dec 2018