Ken Turner (politician)

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Ken Turner
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Thuringowa
In office
13 June 1998 – 7 February 2001
Preceded by Ken McElligott
Succeeded by Anita Phillips
Personal details
Born Kenneth Turner
(1944-05-06) 6 May 1944 (age 73)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political party Independent (since 1999)
Other political
Pauline Hanson's One Nation (1997–1999)
Occupation Fishery director
Profession Commercial fisherman
Military service
Allegiance Commonwealth of Australia
Service/branch Australian Army Reserve
Years of service 1961–1965
Rank Australian Army OF-1a.svgSecond Lieutenant
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Kenneth "Ken" Turner (born 6 May 1944) is a former Australian politician. He was born in Brisbane. Before his involvement in politics he was a commercial fisherman, and served in the Citizens Military Force 1961–1965. In 1998 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as a member of Pauline Hanson's One Nation, representing the seat of Thuringowa.[1] He was appointed Spokesperson for Communication, Local Government, Planning, Regional and Rural Communities, Environment, Heritage and Natural Resources, and Primary Industries on 7 August. On 6 February 1999, together with party colleagues Dorothy Pratt and Shaun Nelson, he resigned from One Nation to sit as an independent.[1] He was defeated by Labor's Anita Phillips in 2001. He contested Thuringowa again at the 2009 state election against sitting Labor MP Craig Wallace, but received only around 11% of the vote.


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ken McElligott
Member for Thuringowa
Succeeded by
Anita Phillips