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Ex-Newcastle councillor Robinson lands in hot water again

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Controversial former City of Newcastle councillor Allan “Robbo” Robinson continues to create headlines… for all the wrong reasons.

A champion jockey in his heyday, with 2,118 wins at a 15% strike rate throughout his illustrious career, the 56-year-old has often found himself in hot water away from the track for a variety of incidents.

In 2020, leading law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said homophobia had no place in Australia after Mr Robinson, who also appeared on The Footy Show with ex-league legends Paul Vautin and Peter Sterling, officially apologised for slurs directed at fellow council colleagues.

He focused insults and a vile gesture towards one councillor on more than one occasion, as well as making other offensive public comments.

Another time, he attended a CN Zoom meeting shirtless.

However, his latest indiscretions landed him in front of the NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal, who deemed him guilty of misconduct and harassment.

It is understood Mr Robinson brought council into disrepute for making homophobic and derogatory statements about other councillors, disregarded attempts to bring to order and refused to withdraw those disparaging remarks.

Costs and penalties, against him, will be the subject of a hearing on 1 June.

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