|Member of the Australian Parliament
1 December 1984 – 31 August 1998
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Tony Lawler|
16 March 1945 |
Blayney, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
Before entering politics Cobb worked as a veterinary surgeon and ran a farm. He was active in the executive of the National Party of Australia from 1979 and entered federal politics when he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1984. He was reelected in the 1987, 1990, 1993 and 1996 elections. He retired prior to general elections in 1998.
In 1998, Michael Cobb was convicted under sections 29D and 29B of the Commonwealth Crimes Act in relation to travel allowance and motor vehicle claims. The court found he had lied on 102 counts after he claimed hotel expenses while sleeping in his car. Cobb was fined $14,000 and given a suspended two-year sentence after being found guilty of fraud and five charges of imposing on the Commonwealth.
- The great tariff debate: a comprehensive review, Sydney: Livestock and Grain Producers' Association of New South Wales, 1983.
- Australian Parliamentary Handbook. Cobb, Michael Roy
|Parliament of Australia|
|New division||Member for Parkes