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Allan Robinson's gay friends reveal another side to the controversial City of Newcastle councillor

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated September 21 2021 - 3:55am, first published September 18 2021 - 3:00am
THAT WAS THEN: Allan Robinson in council talking with Declan Clausen, to his right, in 2015. Picture: Simone De Peak

IN 2019, when Newcastle Independent councillor Allan Robinson was accused by Newcastle deputy lord mayor Declan Clausen of homophobia, he denied the charge, saying he had very good friends who were gay.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.