John Quirke

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John Quirke
Senator for South Australia
In office
18 September 1997 – 15 August 2000
Preceded by Dominic Foreman
Succeeded by Geoff Buckland
Personal details
Born (1950-09-09) 9 September 1950 (age 66)
Political party Australian Labor Party

John Andrew Quirke (born 9 September 1950) was a South Australian parliamentarian, representing the state seat of Playford from 1989 to 1997, until his resignation to replace Dominic Foreman as a Senator, until his own resignation in 2000.

Career after politics[edit]

Quirke and his wife, Davina, operate a lobbying firm called Pallidon. The firm gifted the Australian Labor Party some $11,000 in 2010 while employed by two major corporations seeking public works contracts.[1] In 2016, the Australian Tax Office applied to wind up Pallidon.[2]