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Peter Dowding
24th Premier of Western Australia
In office
25 February 1988 – 12 February 1990
Preceded byBrian Burke
Succeeded byCarmen Lawrence
ConstituencyNorth Province
Personal details
Born (1943-10-06) 6 October 1943 (age 77)
Political partyAustralian Labor Party

Peter M'Callum Dowding SC (born 6 October 1943) was the 24th Premier of Western Australia from 25 February 1988 to 12 February 1990.[1] He was from the Labor Party. He became Premier when Brian Burke resigned. He had a difficult time as Premier because some people in his government broke the law. He is now a lawyer. He got a Centenary Medal in 2001.


  1. "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.