A far right political activist from Queensland. Hetherington is the co founder (alongside Craig Isherwood) of the far right political organisation the Citizens Electoral Council, an officially registered political party. Hetherington was notable for introducing the ideas of American political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche into Australian politics through the CEC.
Hetherington has served as the chairman of the CEC and remains one of its key power figures. He currently sits on the national executive committee and is the head of the party’s operations in Queensland. He has represented the CEC in several elections, notably for the seat of Baralaba.