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Tim Fischer Portrait. IMAGE: Bidgee, CC BY-SA 3.0

Tim Fischer Dies Aged 73

Tim Fischer Dies Aged 73

Tim Fischer Portrait. IMAGE: Bidgee, CC BY-SA 3.0

Mr Fischer Had Been Battling Leukaemia And Cancer For 10 years

Former deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Tim Fischer has died after a fight with cancer. He was 73.

Mr Fischer had been battling leukaemia and cancer for 10 years and died surrounded by close family members.

He became a state MP at the age of 24, serving the seats of Sturt and Murray before entering federal politics in the electorate of Farrer. He then went on to serve as leader of the Nationals from 1990 to 1999. He was deputy prime minister in the Howard government from 1996 to 1999.

He is survived by his wife Judy and his two sons, Dominic and Harrison

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