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Garbutt, Sherryl (1948 - )

The Honourable, 2016 Victorian Honour Roll of Women

5 May 1948
Essendon, Victoria, Australia


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Sherryl Garbutt was elected to the seat of Greensborough in 1989 at a by-election following the death of Pauline Toner; the seat of Greensborough was abolished in the 1990 redistribution. She was the Member (ALP) of Parliament for the Bundoora electorate from 1992-2006 and held the portfolios of Environment and Conservation and Women's Affairs from 1999-2002 and Community Services from 2002-06. She did not contest the 2006 election.


Born: 5 May 1948
Garbutt completed her BA and DipEd at the University of Melbourne and her BEd at La Trobe University. Between 1970 and 1976 she was a Secondary School Teacher and in 1982 began work as an Electorate Officer to the Hon. Pauline Toner Member for Greenborough.
After winning the Greenborough by-election, Garbutt became a member of the Education Caucus Committee and the Conservation and Environment Caucus Committee from 1989-92. Also she was a member of the Natural Resources & Environment Parliamentary Committee (1991-1992) and the Community Development Committee (1992-1996).
In 1992 Garbutt became the Shadow Minister for Community Services and a year later the Shadow Minister for Women's Affairs. She held both these positions until 1996 when she was made Shadow Minister for Environment, Conservation & Land Management and Shadow Minister for Water Resources from 1996-1999.
The mother of two adult children, her interests include bushwalking, camping and travel.

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Inducted onto Victorian Honour Roll of Women

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