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Canessa, Jacqueline (1972 - )

22 September 1972
Medical practitioner
Alternative Names
  • Canessa, Jackie (preferred name)


Jacqueline (Jackie) Canessa is an activist in her profession and a one time candidate for election: Liberal Party candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron in 1999.


After graduating in Medicine (MB from Newcastle University, 1996), Jackie undertook further training in psychiatry at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, working as a Resident medical Officer 1996-1997 and Psychiatric Registrar 1998-. She was Treasurer, 2004 and Vice President, 2005, of the NSW Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatrists in Training.

She joined the Liberal Party in 1996 and has been active in the Young Liberals, being a delegate to Young Liberal Council and a member of its Administration Committee from 1998.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 1 April 2005); Medical Directory of Australia 2003; (accessed 8 October 2005); (accessed 8 October 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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