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WA Australian of the Year 2011 appointed as Western Australia's new Governor

22 March 2011

WA Australian of the Year 2011, Malcolm McCusker AO QC, has been appointed as Western Australia’s 31st Governor.

Premier Colin Barnett made the announcement at Government House yesterday after the Queen approved the recommendation.

Mr McCusker is currently a senior barrister and is also a long serving chairman of the Legal Aid Commission and the Advisory Board of the Western Australian Constitutional Centre.

Mr McCusker was named WA Australian of the Year 2011 in recognition of his passion for social justice and his commitment to helping those less fortunate than himself.

The philanthropist and lawyer will formally take up his new appointment from 1 July.

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