Jim Molan Death, Obituary, Health – Andrew James ‘Jim’ Molan, Erin Molan’s father and New South Wales Liberal Party senator died from prostate cancer at the of 72, on January 16, 2023. Molan joined the Australian Army after finishing high school in Victoria. He joined the Royal Australian Infantry Corps after graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1971. He was a politician from Australia and a major general in the Australian Army.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales and the University of Queensland, respectively. He attended the ADF School of Languages and majored in Indonesian. Jim Molan kept his enthusiasm in flying alive by holding civil commercial licenses and instrument ratings for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. In addition, he was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Master Project Director (MPD).
Following his retirement from the Australian Army, Molan was chosen as a special envoy for Operation Sovereign Borders by the Abbott Government, and he was later recognized with being an architect of the coalition’s Stop the Boats Australian border protection and asylum-seeker policy.
During the 2016 federal election, Molan ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal Party Senate candidate in New South Wales.
During the parliamentary eligibility crisis in December 2017, the High Court declared him elected in lieu of Fiona Nash, who was ineligible to run.
In the 2019 federal election, he was not re-elected to the Senate.
Molan ran as a Liberal Party senator for New South Wales in the 2016 federal election. Molan was not elected, a “tragedy for our country and for our party,” according to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
The High Court of Australia found in November 2017 that Nationals Senator Fiona Nash was ineligible to be elected to the Senate due to her dual British citizenship.
On December 22, the High Court ruled that Molan had been legally elected in place of Nash.
Molan was exposed in February 2018 to have shared anti-Muslim content from the far-right political organization Britain First on his personal Facebook profile in March 2017.
Molan refused to apologize for revealing this information. Greens MP Adam Bandt responded to the Facebook post by accusing Molan of war crimes for his acts in Iraq. Later, Bandt apologized.
Molan was a member of the Liberal Party’s center-right group.