MP won't face criminal charges over violence allegations
QUEENSLAND independent MP Billy Gordon will not face criminal charges following domestic violence allegations earlier this year that saw him quit the Labor party.
He quit the party in March after he was threatened with expulsion for not revealing his criminal history, unpaid child support and accusations of domestic violence against several former partners.
Mr Gordon told the Cairns Post he had been bludgeoned, demonised and bastardised in the media since the allegations were first aired.
But he said he had received overwhelming support from constituents.
"They admired that I stood up and took the blows and I have taken some huge hits," he said.
"This was never about domestic violence … it is been a dirty, grotty campaign and it was a convenient political tool that people decided to use."
In an ironic twist he is now one of the most powerful men in the Queensland Parliament with the two Katter's Australia Party MPs and independent Peter Wellington who hold the balance of power.