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Tim Fischer

Australian politician, 10th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
Fischer in 2013

Timothy Andrew Fischer, AC (3 May 1946 – 22 August 2019) was an Australian politician and diplomat. He was leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996 to 1999.

Fischer was born in Lockhart, New South Wales. He served with the Australian Army in the Vietnam War. In the 2005 Australia Day Honours Fischer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

In October 2018, Fischer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.[1] He died from the disease on 22 August 2019 at a cancer treatment center in East Albury, New South Wales at the age of 73.[2]

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  1. Former deputy PM Tim Fischer diagnosed with acute leukaemia
  2. Bowden, Tracy (2019-08-22). "Tim Fischer dies from leukaemia, aged 73". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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