Don Lane (politician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Don Lane (politician)

Australian politician

Date of Birth: 18-Nov-1935

Place of Birth: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: 11-Mar-1995

Profession: politician

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Don Lane (politician)

  • Donald Frederick (Don) Lane (18 June 1935 – 11 March 1995) was a Minister of Transport in the Bjelke-Petersen state of Queensland's coalition government.
  • A former policeman in the Special Branch, in 1971 he was elected as the Liberal member for Merthyr.
  • Following the 1983 Queensland state election he switched to the National Party (along with Brian Austin), providing it with an outright majority, and was rewarded with a ministry.
  • Following revelations in the Fitzgerald Inquiry, he and three other Bjelke-Petersen ministers (including Leisha Harvey and Brian Austin) were tried in the District Court and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment for falsifying their expense accounts.
  • His autobiography, Trial and Error was published in 1993 by Boolarong Publications.

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