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Burton, Cherie Ann (c. 1968 - )

c. 1968
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Clerk, Political staffer and Parliamentarian


In 1999 Cherie Burton was a successful ALP candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Kogarah. This was the start of her solid parliamentary career, culminating in her appointment as Parliamentary Secretary in 2003 and Minister for Housing and Minister assisting the Minister for Health in 2005, positions she held until 2007. She retired from the State Parliament before the 2015 election.


Cherie Burton grew up in the outer western Sydney suburb of Minto on a public housing estate. She finished her education at Narrabeen High School in 1986 and went on to work as a clerk, union official for the National Union of Workers, and senior advisor to Premier Bob Carr. She was a delegate to the annual conference of the ALP from 1990.

Cherie is the patron of various local organizations, including the St George Sutherland Women's Cricket Club and the Waratah Soccer Club. She is a member of the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Institute of Public Administration.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 11 November 2004, 30 March 2005); Labor Timesno 7 March 1999, p.11; (accessed 30 March 2005); Correspondence with Cheryl Han on behalf of Cherie Burton, 21 December 2004.

Annette Alafaci

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