Chris Minns sacks Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp from cabinet after ICAC referral

Michael Parris
Updated August 2 2023 - 5:03pm, first published 4:39pm
Tim Crakanthorp at a media event last year with Chris Minns. File picture
Tim Crakanthorp at a media event last year with Chris Minns. File picture

Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp has been sensationally sacked from state cabinet for allegedly failing to disclose "substantial private family holdings in the Hunter".

Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.