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Edmond, Wendy Marjorie (1946 - )

The Honourable

Born
27 April 1946
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

Wendy Edmond was Queensland Minister for Heath and Minister Assisting the Premier on Women's Policy. She was elected MLA (ALP) for the electorate of Mount Coot-tha on 2 December 1989.

Details

Born: 27 April 1946.
After being educated at West Bundaberg, McIlwraith, Gin Gin State Schools and Bundaberg State High School, she attended the Queensland Radium Institute and graduated in 1967 with a Diploma of Radiography. In 1971 she obtained a Diploma of Nuclear Medicine Technology in Canada.
Edmond worked as a therapy radiographer in Brisbane 1964-1967, in Copenhagen 1968, and New York 1969-1970 before taking up a position as a nuclear medicine technologist in Montreal 1970-1971, Adelaide 1972, Edinburgh 1973-1974, and at the Royal Brisbane Hospital 1984-1986 and the Holy Spirit Hospital in Brisbane 1986-89.
She ia a former secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, a member of the Education Committee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, a committee member of Citizens Against Route Twenty (CART), and a committee member of the Paddington Residents Group.
Since entering parliament her service includes: Parliamentary Representative University of Queensland Senate 1993 - 31 December 1995; Member, Library Advisory Committee November 1992 - June 1995; Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee March 1990 - August 1992; Chairperson, Estimates Committee C 1994 and 1995; Minister for Employement and Training and Minister Assisting the Premier on Public Service Matters 31 July 1995 - 19 February 1996; Deputy Chairman Estimates Committee G 1996 and 1997; Shadow Minister for Health 27 February 1996 - 26 June 1998; Minister for Health since 29 June 1998 and Minister Assisting the Premier on Women's Policy since 22 February 2001.
Married with three children Edmond's interest include: theatre, environment, crafts, art, reading, tennis and cooking.

Sources: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Parlib/Members/women/chapters/edmond.htm> accessed 7/11/01;
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Parlib/handbook/edmond.htm accessed 7/11/01

Anne Heywood

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