Convicted Australian Politicians


 Australian politicians convicted of crimes

Federal

  • Michael Cobb – NSW federal National Party MP fined $14,000 and given a two-year suspended jail term after being found guilty of rorting travel expenses.
  • Pauline Hanson – One Nation co-founder sentenced to three years’ jail for electoral fraud, but was subsequently acquitted and found to have been jailed wrongly.
  • Andrew Theophanous – ALP politician sentenced in 2002 to 6 years’ jail for bribery and fraud

New South Wales

Name

Year

Party

Offence

Sentence

Notes

Rex Jackson 1987 Labor Party accepting bribes 10 years former Minister for Corrective Services; increased from 7½ years on appeal
Tony Packard 1993 Liberal Party unlawful use of listening devices convicted, fined $1000
Barry Morris 1996 Liberal Party making death threats 1 year decreased from 2½ years on appeal
Milton Orkopoulos 2008 Labor Party 30 offences including child sex and drugs 13 years and 11 months (min. 9y3m) appealed March 2009
Richard Face 2009 Labor Party Making a false statement to the ICAC fined $2500, three-year good behaviour bond

Queensland

Name

Year

Party

Offence

Sentence

Notes

Brian Austin 1990 National Party misappropriating public funds 15 months
Leisha Harvey 1990 National Party misappropriating public funds 12 months 7 months served in home detention
Don Lane 1990 National Party misappropriating public funds 12 months
Geoff Muntz 1990 National Party misappropriating public funds 12 months
Keith Wright 1993 Labor Party child sex offences 8 years (non-parole period 4 years) Former Leader of the Opposition
Bill D’Arcy 2000 Labor Party child sex offences 11 years (non-parole period 7 years)
Merri Rose 2005 Labor Party Blackmail 1½ years
Gordon Nuttall 2009 Labor Party Corruption, receiving secret commissions 7½ years (non-parole period 2½ years)
Karen Struthers 2007 Labor Party Drink driving $1000 fine and loss of licence for 10 months

Tasmania

Name

Year

Party

Offence

 

Brenton Best 2002 Labor Party Drink driving

Victoria

Name

Year

Party

Offence

Sentence

Carolyn Hirst 2005 Labor Party Drink driving $600 and driving ban of 6 months
Andrew Olexander 2005 Liberal Party Drink driving
Carolyn Hirst 2006 Labor Party Drink driving and driving whilst disqualified $600 and driving ban of 1 year
Adem Somyurek 2009 Labor Party Driving whilst disqualified $300 and 1 month suspended jail sentence

Western Australia

Name

Year

Party

Offence

Sentence

Notes

Brian Burke 1994 Labor Party misappropriating public funds 7 months former state Premier
Ray O’Connor 1995 Liberal Party stealing a cheque from Bond Corporation 18 months former state Premier
David Parker 1996 Labor Party perjury 18 months former state Deputy Premier
paroled after six months
Wayde Smith 1998 Liberal Party perjury 18 months paroled after six months
Noel Marlborough 2006 Labor Party Lying to the Corruption and Crime Commission Fined $12,500 former minister
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19 thoughts on “Convicted Australian Politicians

  1. Hmmmm..
    Poor buggers!!
    Obviously over worked, stressed out, & OVERPAID.????
    Seems there Human after all..
    Well to me they should all have loss of everything they may of earned during there tenure!!
    THEY MUST LOSE ALL ENTITLEMENTS PENSION, THE WHOLE BLOODY LOT.
    No excuses!!

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  2. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.
    Oh, He didn’t make the list??
    He was charged at one stage, but the jury failed too convict him??
    Maybe they all got a bag of peanuts each, & some of floes Pumpkin scones??? heheheheheh….

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  3. Hmmm, yes it is a dietary problem common in Western society. Always eating pre-processed food, a diet of high carb/sugar will result in poor decisions, evident by the behaviors documented on this page. Each of these individuals would have suffered from the intake of stool-rich anti-fiber, urea-rich liquid and semen-fortified protein. Comments?

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  4. I always thought South Australia Did not Exist -well this prooves it. No Poly Email addresses etc we in SOUTH AUSTRALIA DO NOT EXIST

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  5. Update on Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher Trail

    The South Australian senator is on trail for allegedly taking $90 worth of goods from a supermarket without making payment.

    Evidence was given today by the supermarkets manager that the defendant while being followed to her car seemed anxious.

    It is also alleged that while the defendant proceeded to her car she was approached by a member of store security, whom the defendant attempted to push away and later closed the car door on the arm of the security staff member.

    Senior Constable Gareth Brown whom interviewed the defendant after the alleged incident, testified that Fisher had stated she realised she did not have enough money and tried to go home, stating that her own actions were “stupid”. The officer also testified that Fisher had stated she was on antidepressants and was seeing a psychiatrist.

    The defendants lawyer Michael Abbott QC has indicated that he will attempt to have the charges dismissed as the security officer in this circustance has acted beyond the authority on her restricted security officer’s licence.

    The trial resumes tomorrow.

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    • Well what list are you referring to?

      This little part is about convicted Aussie Politicians Joan? If you want me to run something on someone in particular, give me a name and I will research it. no problems…Cheers

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  6. I met Keith Wright, the school I went to took the students to Parliament House as an excursion, to learn about politics.

    Sick, huh!

    I also remember him clearly, not any other politician at the visit, just him, as I didn’t like him one bit. Goes to show that children do have instincts that should be listened to.

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  7. Quote•Pauline Hanson – One Nation co-founder sentenced to three years’ jail for electoral fraud, but was subsequently acquitted and found to have been jailed wrongly. Unquote.

    In an interview, Pauline said that Tony Abbott was the main politician to have her jailed – pretty telling about him!

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    • Further to what TE said – it should have been stated at the top that her conviction had been quashed.

      To this list, you should instead have added Julian Grill and Thomas Ley, as well as numerous names connected with Gong-gate. .

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      • Yes, Pauline’s conviction was quashed; however, my point, is that Abbott was a key player in the entire situation, and this type of behaviour shows what type of person Abbott is.

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        • The judge who stuffed up the Pauline Hanson case was Roslyn Atkinson. She was Labor Premier Wayne Goss’s mistress (among many) at one stage. There are very credible reports that she had Goss’s kid and later returned to her estranged husband with the kid.
          It was Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party which pursued the Heiner Affair very with much gusto in 1998. If this issue had been pursued to its finality then Wayne Goss would have ended up in jail.
          This bitch should have stood aside from the case.

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    • WELL I THINK TONY ABBOT MUST HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM PAULINE,S DEMISE, IT WAS ALLEDGED THAT TONY, (ALLEDGALLY RAISED A $20000.00 SLUSH FUND,) TO GET RID OF HER AFTER ALL SHE ONLY TOLD THE TRUTH. MAYBE THOSE WHO DONATED TO THE, (ALLEDGED,) SLUSH FUND MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO THEIR CAR,S REAR VISION MIRROR JUST IN CASE THEY COULD SEE THE DOG,S BARKING.

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  8. Many more should be on the above list. What about doing a list on Corrupt Labor Union officials, allowing anonymous voluntary input from Union members who are aware of corruption in there ranks. Hope you have enough Web space on your site as it will be overloaded.

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  9. “Australians all let us regret that we were ruled by thieves, on stolen soil with slaves who toil for inequality, our home is stripped of natures gifts our fertile land laid bare. Democracy staged, the truth in a cage, advance Australia square’.

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