Larisa Lee

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Who is Larisa Lee?

Larisa Antonia Lillian Lee is an Australian politician. She was elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly as the Country Liberal member for Arnhem at the 2012 territory election.

Lee was born in Katherine, Northern Territory and raised in the Barunga community. She is the daughter of Jawoyn leader Robert Lee.

Several months after her election, Lee was accused by staff members of the Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation of misusing the corporation's emergency fund—put aside to assist Aboriginal people living in poverty—to pay for her election campaign expenses. On 4 February 2013, Lee submitted an amended Candidate Election Return to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission, declaring an additional $23,000 in donations, including $16,000 from the JAAC, in addition to the single $500 donation on her original declaration. She denied the staff members' accusations, saying that the corporation had donated money to her campaign with the full support of the board.

She is now under investigation for alleged misuse of her Government provided Fuel Card.

On 14 Oct 13 on the ABC TV Four Corners progamme the matters concerning the alleged misuse of money from the Jawoyn Association by others and Lees smaller possible links to it was broadcast.

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Lived in
  • Barunga, Northern Territory

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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