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Green, Colleen Mary Stella (1936 - 2010)

6 January 1936
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Colleen Green is a long-term local government councillor, having served on the Quirindi Municipal Council (1970-79) and Quirindi Shire Council (1979-91) where she was also Deputy Shire President from 1983 to 1991. Colleen failed to enter State politics where she stood as an ALP candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Upper Hunter in 1984 and 1988.


Colleen Green was educated at St. Mary's College, Gunnedah, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and the University of New England (BA). She then worked for many years at the Murrurundi and Quirindi Hospitals.

She was a member of the New England Industry Development Board 1987-88. Colleen was Chairperson of the Quirindi College of TAFE, Quirindi Child Care Centre, Quirindi C.Y.S.S. and a Director of the Quirindi District Hospital and the R.S.L. Sub Branch. She joined ALP 1982 and has held office at local and electorate level.

She is married, with three children.

Sources used to compile this entry: Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 1984; DECKER, Diane: Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992; Labor Times Vol 2 no 1, 1988; The Radical Vol 15, no 1, March 1984.

Annette Alafaci

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