In April 2006 he also came up with the idea that Australia should start mining Antarctica before another country would. Bill O'Chee was the Nationals Senator for Queensland, he started his career in politics at a young age and managed to retire in his early thirties on well over a million dollars.
Divided his time and energy between politics and training his bobsleigh techniques after hours on the ramps in the parking garage of Parliament House.
She held several ministerial portfolios in the Howard Government, the most tumultuous as Minister for Immigration marked by many controversies within the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, one of them the Cornelia Rau case.
She abolished the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission calling it a corrupt bureaucracy and was never afraid to use strong language or offend interest groups.
In most jobs in private industry you would be fired for drinking on the job but in politics this is widely accepted, and from time to time the Australian media treats us to reports on drunken politicians who at times even attack eachother in parliament.
In 2002, MP Andrew Olexander, 39, told the Victorian Parliament that 80 people died on Victorian roads each year as a direct result of alcohol.
"When you have those sorts of statistics you have to consider the effect this will have on the lives of the individuals involved, on the lives of innocent people and their families and friends," he said.
Mark Latham tried by by recruiting rock singer Peter Garrett, but was unsuccesful in getting other well known Aussies on board.
Never mind, our current pollies are entertaining enough, and below you will find a selection of retired, fired, current, wanna be, and wanted to be politicians.......