Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

Exhibitions

  • Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Woman

  • Trove

Betts, Sally

Born
South Africa
Occupation
Local government councillor and Political candidate

Summary

Sally Betts only ran for parliament once (Liberal candidate for Waverley, New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1988). She later ran for the Waverley Council and was elected to office from 1995 to 2007.

Details

Sally Betts migrated from South Africa in 1976. She had worked in the tourist industry from 1969, including being with Qantas for some years. She has lived in Waverley from 1976. Sally Betts has been a prominent member of the Liberal Party in the Federal seat of Wentworth, being President of the Wentworth Federal Electorate Conference in 2005.
As a councillor, Sally Betts secured funding for the Vaucluse to Bondi Cliff walk, and has been active in fostering a precinct system to improve local community participation.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.waverleyliberals.org/profiles_hunter.htm (accessed 12 September 2005); http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/talktous/sally.htm (accessed 12 September 2005 ); Collection of the election leaflets, handouts, newspaper cuttings etc. for the New South Wales state election, 19th March 1988] held at the Mitchell Library.

Annette Alafaci

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE1366b.htm

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124