Ralph Babet Net Worth 2024, Family, Parents, Salary, Age

Ralph Babet net worth

Ralph Babet Net Worth: Ralph Babet is an Australian politician and a member of the United Australia Party. He was elected to represent Victoria in the Australian Senate at the 2022 Australian federal election, commencing his six-year term on 1 July 2022.

Babet was born on 29 June 1983 in Rodrigues, Mauritius. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1990 when he was seven years old, and he became an Australian citizen in 1993. He spoke French as his first language.

He grew up in Doveton, attending the Holy Family Catholic Primary School and later St John’s Regional College in Dandenong. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University of Technology and an advanced diploma in sales and marketing from the Chisholm Institute.

On Christmas Day 2014 in Toorak, Babet was charged with criminal damage. On 6 March 2017, a criminal damage charge was recorded but no conviction was given by the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court: he was instead ordered to participate in a diversion program.

On 6 September 2015, he was charged with unlawful assault in South Melbourne. Babet pleaded guilty to the charges at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 22 August 2018. In exchange for Babet’s compliance with a bond/undertaking, the charges were dismissed. Together with his brother Matt, Babet runs a real estate firm. His brother unsuccessfully contested the seat of Bruce in the 2022 federal election.

Babet was on the committee of the Australian Sovereignty Party in 2010. The party never contested any elections. Babet renounced his Mauritian citizenship in March 2022, just under a month before the federal election was called to avoid being disqualified from the Australian Parliament by Section 44 of the Constitution of Australia.

While United Australia Party Chairman Clive Palmer ran a candidate in every seat and spent a reported $100,000,000 on the campaign, Babet was the sole success for the UAP at the 2022 federal election by taking the sixth Victorian senate seat from the Liberal Party’s Greg Mirabella.

According to psephologist Antony Green’s analysis of the Victorian Senate Election, Babet’s win was due to strong One Nation preference flows once One Nation was excluded. Green went on to say that once Babet was ahead he could lose only if Mirabella’s preferences flowed to Labor, which was unlikely since the Coalition’s how-to-vote card had recommended second preference to the United Australia Party.

On 8 September 2022, the United Australia Party was voluntarily deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission. Babet stated the deregistration was made for “administrative reasons” and that he would continue to represent the deregistered party in the Senate.

Babet is able to continue identifying as a United Australia Party member in the Senate, with the office of the Clerk of the Senate stating that Babet’s status as a UAP senator would not change until he advised the office otherwise. On 9 September 2023, Babet launched a bid in the Federal Court to force the AEC to acknowledge crosses as a no vote for the Indigenous Voice referendum.

On 20 September 2023 Justice Steven Rares ruled in favour of the AEC on merits, and ordered Babet and the co-applicant Palmer to pay the AEC’s costs. On 9 October 2023, Babet and Palmer appealed the case with the full Federal Court and lost unanimously. Justice Anthony Besanko ordered costs be paid.

Ralph Babet Net Worth

How much is Ralph Babet worth? Ralph Babet’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician.

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