List of Australian politicians convicted of crimes
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A list of Australian politicians who have been convicted of crimes.
|Michael Cobb||1998||National Party||rorting[clarification needed] travel expenses.||MP fined $14,000 and given a two-year suspended jail term|||
|Pauline Hanson||2003||One Nation||electoral fraud||sentenced to three years jail||subsequently acquitted and found to have been jailed wrongly.|||
|Andrew Theophanous||2002||ALP||bribery and fraud.||6 years jail|||
|Craig Thomson||2014||ALP/ Independent||theft and fraud.||12 months jail with 9 months suspended.|||
New South Wales
|Thomas Ley||1947||Nationalist Party||murder||death, later commuted to confinement in Broadmoor Asylum||suspected of involvement with a number of disappearances, including that of Frederick McDonald, his predecessor as MP|||
|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||33 counts, including child sex and drug offences||13 years and 8 months (non-parole period 9 years)||appealed March 2009|||
|Richard Face||2009||Labor Party||Making a false statement to the ICAC||fined $2500, three-year good behaviour bond|||
|Adam Marshall||2014||Nationals||Mid range prescribed content of alcohol||Driver's licence suspended for nine months, fined $2,000||Returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.112. Court heard plea in mitigation that MPs actions did not amount to willful disobedience.|||
|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), paroled after 5½ years||Former Opposition Leader|||
|Bill D'Arcy||2000||Labor Party||child sex offences||11 years (non-parole period 7 years)|||
|Merri Rose||2005||Labor Party||extortion||1½ years|||
|Gordon Nuttall||2009, 2011||Labor Party||Corruption, receiving secret commissions, theft||15 years (non-parole period 10 years)|||
|Karen Struthers||2007||Labor Party||Drink driving||$1000 fine and loss of licence for 10 months|||
|Brenton Best||2002||Labor Party||Drink driving||fine and lose of license|||
|Terry Martin||2011||Independent||Producing child pornography and sexual penetration of a child under the age of 17||suspended sentence|||
|Bernard Finnigan||2015||Formerly Labor Party now Independent||Obtaining access to child pornography||Awaiting sentencing. 30 November 2015|||
|Carolyn Hirsh||2004||Labor Party||Drink driving||$600 and driving ban of 6 months|||
|Andrew Olexander||2004||Liberal Party||Drink driving|||
|Carolyn Hirsh||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 gaol sentence|||
|Brian Burke||1994||Labor Party||misappropriating public funds||7 months||former state Premier|||
|Ray O'Connor||1995||Liberal Party||stealing a Bond Corporation cheque from a parked car||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|||
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- "Profile: Pauline Hanson". BBC. 2004-09-15. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- Theophanous becomes first MP jailed while in office
- "Craig Thomson found guilty of defrauding HSU". The Australian. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "MP Thomas John Ley was the minister for murder". The Australian. 2010-12-30.
- "Jackson given extra 2½ years". Sydney Morning Herald. 1988-06-24.
- "Our fallen politicians". The Advertiser. 1998-11-17.
- "Ex-MP goes on air". Sydney Morning Herald. 1993-07-30.
- "Morris jail term cut". The Australian. 1996-11-26.
- "Former NSW MP Milton Orkopolous is appealing child sex and drug offences". Archived from the original on 2009-03-11. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
- "Prison looms for Face after lie to watchdog". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-12-22.
- "Career switch saves Face from prison". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-12-24.
- Allen, Elizabeth (2007-05-14). "Players in a vast drama". Courier Mail. Retrieved 2007-06-19.
- "D'Arcy child sex trial aborted for third time". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2003-12-11. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- "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.
- Rood, David. "www.theage.com.au - Labor MP Adem Somyurek sentenced for driving offence". The Age (Melbourne).
- "Former WA premier to quit ALP". The Australian. 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- "Courts embroil MPs in wild West". Sydney: The Sydney Morning Herald. 1999-07-05. p. 2.
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- "Parker appeal dismissed". The West Australian. 1996-12-21.
- "Ex-MP jailed in perjury case". The West Australian. 1997-11-05.
- "Smith loses realtor license". The West Australian. 1998-08-22.