Nobody bothered to do a background check on him and it defies logic that he thought his past would never catch up with him. But he's not having it.
"The Premier has previously requested that the Police Commissioner investigate whether I have transgressed any law and that process should be allowed to continue its natural course" he said. "Any other attempt to remove me from Parliament and force me to resign is a denial of natural justice."
Billy Gordon MP
But if Gordon does quit, there will have to be a bi-election in his far north Queensland seat of Cook and Labor only has enough seats to form a minority government with the support of Independent MP Peter Wellington.
So what has our esteemed Queensland MP been up to?
Breaking and entering and stealing in 1987 in Innisfail
Breaking and entering with intent, attempting breaking and entering and stealing in 1990 in Atherton
Breach of probation in 1992 in Atherton
Public nuisance in 1996 in Normanton and breach of bail conditions in 1999
Driver's licence suspened for unlicensed driving in 2004 and 2008
and the one that says it all -
Served with an Apprehended Violence Order in 2008 by his mother
But it gets worse.
Last night Billy's ex partner and mother of his two children Kristy Peckham, said on A Current Affair that she suffered years of abuse at his hands and feared he would one day kill her.
When she wrote to the Premier and told her what sort of man she had representing the Labor Party - a brutal monster - he denied everything, and still does.
He kept her prisoner in the home but with the help of her friend Heidi, she escaped. Heidi said she arrived at the house one day to find he had cut up Kristy's clothes, smashed all her jewellery and cut the phone line.
This situation is embarrassing to say the least. What would the world think of a country who allows a man to be preselected for office without first checking if he had a squeaky clean background.
Does the Labor Party expect us to believe that Billy was the best man for the job? I think we all know why he was selected.
In every photo I've seen of Mr Gordon, he's smiling, and why wouldn't he, he's struck gold. He's digging his toes in and ain't going anywhere.