Wilson Tuckey TV Advertisement

Wilson Tuckey, the Liberal member for O’Connor in Western Australia, has produced a television advertisement for the 2010 election.

Tuckey, 75, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1980.


Costello Jousts With Journalists Over National Accounts, Iraq, Tuckey, Ethanol And Hanson

This is Treasurer Peter Costello’s press conference, in Canberra, today.

Costello took questions on the June quarter National Accounts figures released today.

He also answered questions on Iraq, Wilson Tuckey, ethanol and the jailing of Pauline Hanson. [Read more…]


A Statistical Analysis Of Question Time

The tabling of a government report into the supposed throwing overboard of children from the Tampa was the dominant issue in Question Time in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

The Prime Minister, John Howard, tabled the report which argued that the government had been misled about the incidient which featured prominently in last year’s election campaign.

The first Questions Without Notice for the 40th Parliament followed the official opening of the Parliament the day before. [Read more…]


Sack Call On Liberal Plotters

In May 1989, a well-planned coup toppled John Howard and re-installed Andrew Peacock as leader of the Liberal Party.

The week after the leadership change, the main organisers of the challenge appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners program to explain and gloat about how they overthrew Howard.

John Moore and Wilson Tuckey were the main spokesmen for the plotters. [Read more…]


Oiliness, Criminal Intellects & Kristine – Wild Afternoon In Parliament

An exchange between former Prime Minister Paul Keating and the Liberal member for O’Connor, Wilson Tuckey, on February 18, 1986, still ranks as one of the more vicious encounters in the House of Representatives.

The House was debating a Matter of Public Importance on Fuel Prices and Taxation. John Howard, then Leader of the Opposition, had spoken first. He was followed by the then Treasurer, Paul Keating. Hansard records events as follows: [Read more…]