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AustraliaVegan bodybuilder, former police detective among Parliament's new MPs

13:31  15 april  2019
13:31  15 april  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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A retired police detective and a vegan bodybuilder will enter the NSW Parliament as new MPs for One Nation and the Animal Justice Party respectively, after results for the upper house were finalised more than three weeks after the state election. A Facebook image of newly-elected Animal Justice MP

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Vegan bodybuilder, former police detective among Parliament's new MPs© Supplied A Facebook image of newly-elected Animal Justice MP Emma Hurst.

A retired police detective and a vegan bodybuilder will enter the NSW Parliament as new MPs for One Nation and the Animal Justice Party respectively, after results for the upper house were finalised more than three weeks after the state election.

Rod Roberts, a former police sergeant from Goulburn, became the second One Nation MP elected to the Legislative Council at last month's state election after he scraped into the 21st and final seat after preferences were distributed on Monday.

Mr Roberts, who retired from the NSW police force in 2000 and now runs a small business in workplace safety, said he was "nervous and excited" about his new political career.

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23:45 24 april 2019 Source: dailymail.co.uk. Vegan bodybuilder , former police detective among Parliament ' s new MPs . Emma Hurst and Rob Roberts have become the latest MPs to be added to the NSW upper house. A café that caused controversy by charging male customers a “ man tax ” to

It’s something a lot of people care about across the board and across a lot of political parties.” Vegan bodybuilder , former police detective among Parliament ' s new MPs . Emma Hurst and Rob Roberts have become the latest MPs to be added to the NSW upper house. People who follow a vegetarian

A self-described former Liberal voter, Mr Roberts said he joined One Nation because he believed the Liberal Party "have moved away from their core values".

"I believe One Nation speaks for the common man, the everyday person in the street," Mr Roberts said after learning of his election on Monday.

Vegan bodybuilder, former police detective among Parliament's new MPs© Supplied An "evidence-based approach": One Nation's latest MP Rob Roberts. Mr Roberts was elected from the second spot on the One Nation ticket, which was led by party leader Mark Latham who also enters the upper house.

"Mark and I are good friends. We've only [got to] know each other over the last eight or nine months but I believe we've formed a good relationship."

Mr Roberts said he counted One Nation's federal leader Pauline Hanson as a "very, very good friend".

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MSN Australia. Bodybuilder , ex- detective among Parliament ' s new MPs . Vegan bodybuilder , former police detective among Parliament ' s new MPs .

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He said his two-decade-long career as a police detective - over the course of which he says he led investigations into murders and kidnappings - left him well-placed to negotiate legislation with other parties.

"I have lots of experience in negotiating certain things," Mr Roberts said.

“As a detective, I always looked for evidence-based stuff, and again in Parliament I think I will look for evidence."

Animal rights advocate and bodybuilder Emma Hurst will also take a seat on the expanded 11-member crossbench as one of two MPs from the Animal Justice Party.

She said the party would use their parliamentary positions to advocate for the end of the battery cage egg industry and the “mass slaughter of kangaroos” for the meat industry, as well as seeking “better climate action”.

"The people of NSW have spoken and animal cruelty is a big issue and it's something we want to see an end to - Australians love animals," Ms Hurst said.

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Mr Roberts and Ms Hurst - both first-time politicians - beat a number of minor parties for the final two spots, including Keep Sydney Open, the Liberal Democrats, and the Christian Democrats.

Other new faces in the upper house include Labor MPs-elect Tara Moriarty, Anthony D'Adam, and Mark Buttigieg.

Teacher Mark Banasiak will also enter the upper house as a new MP for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, while lawyer Abigail Boyd will join the Greens' ranks on the crossbench.

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