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    Women members of parliament (l-r) Senator Margaret Reynolds and Ros Kelly with 1908 Women's banner - Old Parliament House Canberra, 1988
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Reynolds, Margaret (1941 - )

The Honourable, Senator, Professor

Born
19 July 1941
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian and Academic

Summary

Margaret Reynolds was a Senator for Queensland from 1983 until 1999. First elected to the Senate in 1983, she was re-elected in 1984, 1987 and 1993. Reynolds worked as primary and remedial teacher then a tutor before entering parliament. She also served on the Townsville City Council from 1979-1983. Reynolds' responsibilities have included: Federal Government representative on the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation 1992-1995; Minister assisting PM on Status of Women 1988-1990; Chair of the Parliamentary Adviser to the United Nations; and Minister for Local Government 1987-1990. Reynolds has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1971, and has held many positions in the ALP.
Reynolds retired from parliamentary politics in 1999. She is now the National President of the United Nations Association of Australia and an Adjunct Professor and Sessional Lecturer in the School of Political science and international studies, University of Queensland.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Person notes for person CP 362 (Senator Margaret Reynolds)', in RecordSearch, http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/SearchOld.asp?Number=CP+362.

Archival resources

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Letters to Margaret Reynolds, 1999, fy F3152; Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Margaret Reynolds, MS 9579; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Margaret Reynolds, politician, BIOG; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Professor Margaret Reynolds, academic and human rights consultant, 1999, ORAL TRC 3915; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Digital resources

Title
Women members of parliament (l-r) Senator Margaret Reynolds and Ros Kelly with 1908 Women's banner - Old Parliament House Canberra, 1988
Type
Image
Date
1988
Control
A6180:28/3/88/10

Details

Clare Land and Nikki Henningham

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