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Duncan-Strelec, Amanda (1956 - )

Born
1956
Occupation
Businesswoman

Summary

Amanda Duncan-Strelec is a well known identity in Albury, and a very long term local councillor. She was an Independent candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Albury in1995 and in the House of Representatives for Farrer in 1998. Amanda was elected to the Albury City Council from 1991-2007 and its Mayor in 1995.

Details

Amanda Duncan-Strelec (previously Amanda Strelec) was the second woman to nominate for the seat of Albury in 1995. She ran, in the expectation that independents were likely to retain the balance of power in the New South Wales Parliament, and so an independent from Albury would be effective in promoting Albury's interests.

She was described by The Border Mail as having the highest profile of any of the city's councillors, earned by her vocal opposition to the Murrawatta housing estate and her constant vigilance on council waste.

Amanda Duncan-Strelec is married to David and has three children. children

Sources used to compile this entry: Decker, Dianne, Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1992; The Border Mail, 8 March 1995; http://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/council/profiles/dun-strelec.htm (accessed 20 August 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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