List of Australian politicians convicted of crimes
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A list of Australian politicians who have been convicted of crimes.
|John Curtin||1914||Labor||Failing to comply with a compulsory medical examination for conscription||3 days jail||Later became Prime Minister of Australia; first Prime Minister to be convicted of an offence|||
|Derryn Hinch||1987, 2011, 2014||Derryn Hinch's Justice Party||Contempt of court, breaching suppression orders||12 days in prison, 5 months home detention, 50 days in prison||Hinch was a radio announcer at the times of his crimes, and was elected to the Australian Senate in 2016|||
|Michael Cobb||1998||National||Rorting travel expenses||Fined $14,000, 2-year suspended jail term|||
|Andrew Theophanous||2002||Labor||Bribery and fraud||6 years jail||Served two years and successfully appealed the fraud charge.|||
|Pauline Hanson||2003||Pauline Hanson's
|Electoral fraud||3 years jail||Subsequently acquitted|||
|Theft and fraud||12 months jail with 9 months suspended.|||
|Steve Irons||2015||Liberal||Unlicensed drink driving||4-month good behaviour order|||
New South Wales
|Thomas Ley||1947||Nationalist||Murder||Death, later commuted to confinement in Broadmoor Asylum||Involvement with a number of disappearances, including that of Frederick McDonald, his predecessor as MP|||
|Rex Jackson||1987||Labor||Accepting bribes||10 years||Former Minister for Corrective Services. Increased from 7½ years on appeal|||
|Tony Packard||1993||Liberal||Unlawful use of listening devices||Fined $1000||Offences were committed while operating a used-car business, prior to entering parliament|||
|Barry Morris||1996||Liberal||Making death threats||1 year||Decreased from 2½ years on appeal|||
|Milton Orkopoulos||2008||Labor||33 counts, including child sex and drug offences||13 years and 8 months (non-parole period 9 years)||Decreased from 13 years and 11 months on appeal|||
|Richard Face||2009||Labor||Making a false statement to the ICAC||Fined $2500, three-year good-behaviour bond||Lied about misusing parliamentary and electoral office staff to help set up a consultancy.|||
|Adam Marshall||2014||National||Mid-range prescribed content of alcohol||Driver's licence suspended for nine months, fined $2,000||Returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.112.|||
|Eddie Obeid||2016||Labor||Misconduct in public office||5 years (non-parole period of 3 years)||Failing to declare his precuniary interest while a member of parliament and subsequent attempts to influence bureaucrats and Labor colleagues so as to benefit his family|||
|Ian Macdonald||2017||Labor||Misuse of public office||10 years (non-parole period of 7 years)||Corruptly issuing of lucrative mining licences at Doyles Creek in the Hunter Valley|||
|William Hamilton||1891||Labor||conspiracy in connection with the Queensland shearers' strike||3 years||future state MP|||
|Brian Austin||1990||National||misappropriating public funds||15 months|||
|Leisha Harvey||1990||National||misappropriating public funds||12 months||7 months served in home detention|||
|Don Lane||1990||National||misappropriating public funds||12 months|||
|Geoff Muntz||1990||National||misappropriating public funds||12 months|||
|Keith Wright||1993||Labor||child sex offences||8 years (non-parole period 4 years), paroled after 5½ years||Former Opposition Leader|||
|Bill D'Arcy||2000||Labor||child sex offences||11 years (non-parole period 7 years)|||
|Merri Rose||2005||Labor||extortion||1½ years|||
|Karen Struthers||2007||Labor||Drink driving||$1000 fine and loss of licence for 10 months|||
|Gordon Nuttall||2009, 2011||Labor||Corruption, receiving secret commissions, theft||15 years (non-parole period 10 years)|||
|Brenton Best||2002||Labor||Drink driving||fine and loss of licence|||
|Terry Martin||2011||Independent||Producing child pornography and sexual penetration of a child under the age of 17||suspended sentence|||
|Obtaining access to child pornography||A 15-month suspended sentence with a three-year $1,000 good behaviour bond||Also added to the sex offender register|||
|Carolyn Hirsh||2004||Labor||Drink driving||$600 and driving ban of 6 months|||
|Andrew Olexander||2004||Liberal||Drink driving|||
|Carolyn Hirsh||2006||Labor||Drink driving and driving whilst disqualified||$600 and driving ban of 1 year|||
|Adem Somyurek||2009||Labor||Driving whilst disqualified||$300 and 1-month suspended gaol sentence|||
|Julian Stuart||1891||Labor||conspiracy in connection with the Queensland shearers' strike||3 years||future state MP|||
|George Taylor||1891||Labor||conspiracy in connection with the Queensland shearers' strike||3 years||future state MP|||
|Frederick Baglin||1923||Labor||stealing as a servant||3 years||sitting state MP|||
|Brian Burke||1994||Labor||misappropriating public funds||7 months||former state Premier|||
|Ray O'Connor||1995||Liberal||stealing a Bond Corporation cheque from a parked car||18 months||former state Premier|||
|David Parker||1996||Labor||perjury||18 months||former state Deputy Premier, paroled after six months|||
|Wayde Smith||1998||Liberal||perjury||18 months||paroled after six months|||
|Graham Burkett||2006||Labor||receiving bribes||14 months||former mayor of Stirling and state MP|||
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- "Ian Macdonald found guilty of misconduct in public office, John Maitland guilty as accessory". ABC News. Australia. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
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- "MLC Bernard Finnigan quits politics after guilty verdict on child porn". ABC News. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
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- "Drink-driving Lib MP fell asleep at wheel". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2005-03-30.
- "Vic MP guilty of 2nd drink-drive offence". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2006-08-28.
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- "Smith loses realtor licence". The West Australian. 1998-08-22.
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