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Encyclopedia > Terry Burke

Terry Burke is a former member for the seat of Perth in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between 1968 and 1987. Perth is an Electoral district of Western Australia. ... The Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of parliament in the Australian state of Western Australia. ...


He is the elder brother of former Premier, Brian Burke both of whom were involved in events related to WA Inc. Terry allegedly received a $600,000 commission for fundraising campaign donations paid to his brother and the ALP during the 1987 federal election. John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive government in the Australian State of Western Australia. ... Brian Burke (born 1947) was Premier of Western Australia from 25 February 1983 until his resignation on 25 February 1988. ... WA Inc and the ensuing WA Inc royal commission relate to a period in the mid to late 1980s in Western Australia when the incumbent State Government became involved in major business dealings with private businessmen including particularly Alan Bond and Laurie Connell. ... The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australias oldest political party. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on July 11, 1987, between Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke, leader of the Australian Labor Party, Opposition Leader John Howard, leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, and National Party of Australia leader Ian Sinclair. ...


Brian and Terry are sons of former federal cabinet minister Tom Burke. Thomas Burke (August 28, 1910 – January 17, 1973) was a member of the Parliament of Australia. ...


 
 

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