Former West Australian premier Brian Burke will not be allowed to appeal to the High Court against his conviction for giving false testimony to the state's Corruption and Crime Commission.
Burke has already failed in WA's appeal court to have his 2010 conviction and $25,000 fine for lying to the CCC overturned.
At a High Court hearing today, Burke's lawyers failed to persuade Justice Kenneth Hayne there were grounds for another appeal.
Burke was originally convicted for lying to the CCC during its 2006 investigation into lobbying for the controversial Smiths Beach development in WA's southwest.
The court found he misled the CCC over his lobbying of then cabinet minister and friend Norm Marlborough to appoint Beryle Morgan, a National Party member and former shire president, to a key development commission.
Justice Hayne said there was no reason to doubt the earlier rulings.
Burke will be back in court next week to face four counts of insider trading, along with stockbroker David John Massey.The federal charges date back six years and arose from the taping of Burke's telephone calls by the CCC.
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