Dave Rugendyke

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David Ross "Dave" Rugendyke (born 3 April 1953) is an Australian politician and was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly elected to the multi-member of Ginninderra for the Osborne Independent Group. Rugendyke was elected on the Osborne Independents ticket at the 1998 general election but sat as an independent in the Assembly.[1] He sought re-election at the 2001 general election on his own ticket, but was unsuccessful.[2]

Prior to Rugendyke entering politics, he was a police officer.[3] Together with Osborne, Rugendyke entered politics on a social justice and welfare platform, not the anti-gay marriage and pro-life platform of his running mate - Osborne.[4][5] Rugendyke is best known for the part he played in ousting Kate Carnell, then Chief Minister, for failing to properly appropriate funds for the Bruce Stadium construction.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly" (PDF). ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Electorate of Ginninderra First Preference Results". 2001 Election. ACT Electoral Commission. 2001. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Candidate Profile: Dave Rugendyke". Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. 2001-10-17. Retrieved 2010-08-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ Cannold, Leslie (November 2000). "The Australian Pro-Choice Movement and the struggle for legal clarity, liberal laws and liberal access" (PDF). Full Report Australia, the Johannesburg Initiative. unpublished. 
  5. ^ "Rugendyke - Maiden Speech". Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1998-04-28. Retrieved 2010-08-06.