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Booth, Anna Christina (1955 - )

25 November 1955


A once-only candidate for parliamentary election, Anna Christina Booth stood as an ALP candidate in the Ku-ring-gai 1988 elections. She went on to become a highly successful executive.


Anna Booth was educated at Hornsby Girls' High School and completed a BEc at the University of Sydney. Between 1977 and 1983 and 1984-1985 she was a Research Officer for the Clothing and Allied Trades Union, in 1986-7 she was the Senior Industrial Officer of the union and in 1987 to 1992 she became the first woman Federal Secretary.

Anna was also on the Board of the Commonwealth Bank for 10 years and was a member of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). In 1991 she was the Vice President of the ACTU. She took a leading role in the Tourism Council of Australia and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia's Research for Life Appeal. She is a Fellow of the Labour Management Studies Foundation of Macquarie University.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 1 April 2005); Labor Times Vol 2 no 1, 1988; Contemporary Australian Women 1996/97.

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