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MacDonald, Karin (1969 - )

Born
1969
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

A member of the Australian Labor Party, Karin MacDonald was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, representing the electorate of Brindabella, in 2001. She was re-elected in 2004.

Details

After studying to become a primary school teacher and working with handicapped children for six years, MacDonald worked in a variety of clerical positions. She worked with the NSW Professional Officers' Association as a recruitment organiser before joining the Australian Services Union as the Canberra organiser for the Clerical and Administrative Branch.
Before entering parliament she was executive director of the Business Training Advisory Board.
Her interests include: reading, theatre and art galleries, walking, being with friends.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg; http://www.act.alp.org.au/people/brindabellad.html accessed 7/11/01.

Anne Heywood

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