Author David Ettridge

David Ettridge

Author of Consider Your Verdict

David Ettridge is best know as the co-founder of the One Nation political party in 1997.

He had an entrepreneurial business career, including running a family dry cleaning and tailoring business, as the advertising and promotions manager of Adelaide’s largest shopping centre, as State Manager for a major cosmetics company, as a venture capitalist for a range of start-up projects in Sydney and as a fundraising consultant for UNICEF in Australia and the UK. But it’s his time with the One Nation Party that he is best remembered.

Together with Pauline Hanson, he became Australia’s first political prisoner when he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for something he had not done. His conviction and sentence was quashed just eleven weeks later. His book 'Consider Your Verdict 'exposed an astonishing raft of corruption and political abuses of power and undue influence on behalf of the State and politicians alike. Prior to charges having been laid against him, Brisbane Fraud Squad investigations declared that no offence had been committed and that he and Pauline Hanson should never have been charged. This was ignored by the DPP.  David's other books include: 'Life's a Bitch' which also sold in the USA, and 'The Pick-Up Artist' plus an e-book titled 'The Alpha Female - the last two written under a non-deplume.