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Marguin, Ariel

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A community activist with a strong belief in a multicultural society, Ariel Marguin stood for the Unity Party in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Bligh in 1999.


Ariel Marguin had been a resident in the Bligh electorate for more than 25 years when she ran as a candidate for the Unity party. She had previously worked in the Department of Immigration, and held a strong belief that prejudice and discrimination should be eradicated.

Ariel was active in local organizations, being on the committee of the Holdsworth Street Community Centre, the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre and the Refugee Resettlement Working Group. She was also a member of Greenpeace, The Wilderness Society and the Friends of the ABC.

After her one campaign she continued to be active in Justice Action, the Inner Eastern Sydney Migrant Interagency Action Group, and in the Unity Party. She was thanked for her work for Unity by Dr. Peter Wong, MLC, in his maiden speech in the parliament.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 9, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

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