Noel Crichton-Browne

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Noel Crichton-Browne
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 1981 – 30 June 1996
Personal details
Born (1944-02-02) 2 February 1944 (age 73)
Wiluna, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1981–95)
Independent (1995–96)
Occupation Company manager

Noel Ashley Crichton-Browne (born 2 February 1944 at Wiluna, Western Australia) is a former member of the Australian Senate and political lobbyist.

Early life[edit]

Crichton-Browne was educated at Scotch College, Perth. Before his career in politics, he was a company manager and served as president of the Marble Bar Shire Council.

Career[edit]

After serving as the state president of the WA division of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1979, Crichton-Browne was elected to the Senate for Western Australia in 1980 (term beginning 1 July 1981), 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1990.

He served as a Liberal Party senator from 1 July 1981 to 9 September 1995, and thereafter as an Independent Liberal after being expelled from the Liberal Party following media publicity of his inappropriate language and behaviour towards journalist Colleen Egan.[1]

He retired from Parliament upon the expiry of his final term on 30 June 1996.

Fraud[edit]

In 2008, he pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to fraudulently claiming $4,500 in taxpayer-funded expenses for two weekends spent at holiday spots with a female companion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABC Radio National's Media Report programme of Thursday, 10 August 1995 and from Crikey (crikey.com.au) on Thursday, 12 June 2008 - A Crikey list: MPs Behaving Badly.
  2. ^ Holiday