Malcolm Roberts

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Malcolm Roberts¬†¬†(born 3 May 1955 in Disergarh, West Bengal, India) is an Australian politician and a member of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. He was a member of the Australian Senate, representing Queensland, until his election was declared invalid by the High Court of Australia in 2017.

Roberts had been elected to the Senate at the federal election of 2 July 2016. On 22 September 2017, the Court of Disputed Returns, found that he had not renounced his British citizenship until December 2016. On 27 October 2017 the High Court of Australia ruled him ineligible to have been elected, having been a British citizen at the time of his nomination as a senatorial candidate.

After having been disqualified from the Senate, Roberts was an unsuccessful candidate for the electoral district of Ipswich in the 2017 Queensland state election. In February 2018, it was announced that he would lead One Nation’s Senate ticket in Queensland at the next federal election.

His qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament include:

  • B. Eng. (Honours) (UQ).
  • MBA (University of Chicago Graduate School of Business).
  • Vineyard labourer, 1973.
  • Coal face miner underground, 1977-79.
  • Mining engineer, 1979-83.
  • Mine management, 1983-84.
  • Mine manager, 1984-88.
  • General manager, 1990-93.