Former One Nation adviser Sean Black. (AAP Image/David Clark)
Former One Nation adviser Sean Black. (AAP Image/David Clark)

Former One Nation adviser appeals rape conviction

A FORMER One Nation adviser jailed for raping a woman has lodged an appeal against his five-year sentence.

Sean Black has filed an appeal against the conviction and sentence with the Court of Appeal.

The hearing will be held at the Court of Appeal on a date to be determined.

Black's sentence was to be suspended after two years and three months.

Earlier this month Black was convicted of raping the woman in a bathroom in 2007, pushing her down stairs and crushing her hand in a door.

Black, who did not give evidence, was acquitted on a separate count of assault.



Lees feels the Groove to lift first Grafton Cup

premium_icon Lees feels the Groove to lift first Grafton Cup

Kris Lees provides phenomenal comeback win in Iron Jack Grafton Cup

UPDATE: Cyclist impaled at boardwalk airlifted to Newcastle

premium_icon UPDATE: Cyclist impaled at boardwalk airlifted to Newcastle

'I just hope she will be fine and lives a long and happy life.'

Spelling out the new driving on beaches policy

premium_icon Spelling out the new driving on beaches policy

Signs have been designed and will be installed in coming weeks.