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Michael Cobb

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Preceded by  New seat
Occupation  Company manager
Spouse(s)  Trish Worth

Nationality  Australian
Succeeded by  Tony Lawler
Name  Michael Cobb
Born  16 March 1945 (age 70) (1945-03-16)
Political party  National Party of Australia

Michael cobb sings national anthem

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.

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.

Michael cobb speaks to students


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

    Michael Cobb Wikipedia

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