Burke, Brian

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Name
Burke, Brian Gender: M
born on 25 February 1947 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Subiaco, Australia, 31s57, 115e49
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°52 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 26°22'



Biography

Australian politician, formerly a journalist before entering state politics as a Labour MLA in 1973. On 2/29/1983, Burke was elected premier of Western Australia and his government soon formed strong ties with high-profile businessmen Alan Bond and Laurie Connell. When the stock market crashed in October 1987, a decade of extravagant expansion burst along with Bond's business. Connell organized a rescue package which included a $150 million state guarantee - but only after all resources had been expended. Premier Burke justified risking taxpayers' funds by arguing that many small depositors in Connell's merchant bank would have been hurt.

In February 1988, Burke resigned as Premier to become ambassador to Ireland and the Vatican, but in 1991 he was forced to return to Australia to appear before the Royal Commission. Two years later, he was charged with stealing from his parliamentary travel account and the ALP. In July 1994, Burke was found guilty of using a parliamentary account for personal purposes and sentences to two years in prison.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 28 February 1983 (Elected Premier of West Australia (29th))
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  • Work : New Job 1973 (Labour MLA)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit February 1988 (Resigned as Premier)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 1991 (Appeared before the Royal Commission)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1994 (Guilty of embezzlement of government funds for personal purposes)

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes Susan Alexander from Burke, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Labour MLA and Premier)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Misuse of parliamentary account)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Two year sentence)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Ambassador to Ireland)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist initially)

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