Adrian Bennett

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Adrian Bennett
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
25 October 1969 – 13 December 1975
Preceded by Richard Cleaver
Succeeded by John Martyr
Personal details
Born (1933-01-21)21 January 1933
Perth, Western Australia
Died 9 May 2006(2006-05-09) (aged 73)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Transport worker

Adrian Frank Bennett (21 January 1933 – 9 May 2006) was an Australian politician. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at Catholic schools before becoming a transport worker. He was secretary of the Transport Workers' Union and also sat on the councils of Canning Shire and its successor Canning Town. In 1969, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Swan, defeating sitting Liberal member Richard Cleaver. He held the seat until his defeat in 1975. Bennett died in 2006.[1]

In later life he was a follower of the American conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche and was a candidate with the LaRouchite Curtin Labor Alliance, affiliated with the Citizens Electoral Council.[2]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  2. ^ Orr, G.; Mercurio, B.; Williams, G. (2003). Realising Democracy: Electoral Law in Australia. Federation Press. p. 165. ISBN 9781862874817. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Richard Cleaver
Member for Swan
Succeeded by
John Martyr