- 21 March 1956
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Northern Territory gained their first female representative in Federal Parliament in 1998 when Patricia Crossin was chosen to replace the Hon. R. L. Collins, following his resignation. She was re-elected in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Prior to entering Parliament Crossin worked as Branch Secretary for the National Tertiary Education Union (NT-Branch) from 1996-1998 after spending six years as the Union's Industrial Officer. Between 1978-1989 she worked as a primary school teacher.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.senatorcrossin.octa4.net.au/ accessed 23/01/2002; http://www.emilyslist.org.au/candidates/candidate.asp?id=32 accessed 23/01/2002; http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/senators/homepages/web/s-7Y6.htm accessed 23/01/2002. Postal Address: PO Box 946, Palmerston NT 0831 e-mail: email@example.com.