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Dixon, Judith Lorraine (1945 - )

28 April 1945
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Teacher, Parliamentarian and Research assistant
Alternative Names
  • Bowins, Judith Lorraine (maiden name)


A member of the Australian Labor Party from 1969, Judith Dixon served as the member for Boronia in the Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament from 1982-88.


Daughter of Cecil Bowins, dairy farmer and Constance Chamberlain, Judith Dixon completed her secondary education at University High School and her tertiary education at both Melbourne ( Bachelor of Arts) and Monash ( Diploma of Education) Universities.

During her ten year secondary teaching career, she was a Higher School Certificate examiner in English. Later she worked as a research assistant for the member of the House of Representatives for the electorate of La Trobe.

Her community interests were reflected in her membership of the following organisations:
founding member of the Knox-Sherbrooke Movement Against Uranium Mining; committee member of the Congress for International Co-Operation and Disarmament and People for Nuclear Disarmament; member of the World Peace Council, the Australia-China Friendship Society; on the Management Committee of the Knox Wage Pause Job Creation Program.

Rosemary Francis

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