Michael Cobb

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Michael Cobb
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Parkes
In office
1 December 1984 – 31 August 1998
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Tony Lawler
Personal details
Born (1945-03-16) 16 March 1945 (age 73)
Blayney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Trish Worth
Occupation Company manager

Michael Roy Cobb (born 16 March 1945) is an Australian politician who represented the electorate of Parkes in the Australian House of Representatives from 1984 to 1998.

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.

Michael Cobb married the South Australian Liberal Party politician, Trish Worth.[1]

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.[2] 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.[1]


  • The great tariff debate: a comprehensive review, Sydney: Livestock and Grain Producers' Association of New South Wales, 1983.

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  1. ^ a b "Cobb and co in fight over will". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2002-10-13. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Dr Bob Woods and Mr Michael Cobb MP". The Australian Attorney-General website. 1997-04-08. Archived from the original on 9 November 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 

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Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Parkes
Succeeded by
Tony Lawler