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Cohen, Anne Margaret (1941 - )

Born
2 January 1941
Occupation
Parliamentarian and Businesswoman

Summary

Anne Margaret Cohen, a Liberal Party candidate, was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Minchinbury in 1988 and to the Badgerys Creek Assembly seat in 1991. She failed to gain re-election to the latter in 1995.

Details

Anne Cohen had been a teacher, public servant, editor and the owner/operator of a small business before she ran for parliament.
Anne Cohen was first elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council for the seat of Minchinbury in March 1988 and had a remarkably swift rise to the Ministries of Nick Greiner, and later John Fahey. She was Chief Secretary, Minister for Administrative Services 1991-95, and Minister assisting the Premier on Status of Women 1992-3. When the redistribution abolished her seat, she ran for and won the seat of Badgerys Creek 1991-95. She was Chairman of the Parliamentary Road Safety Committee Staysafe in 1989.

She is married to Richard and they have two children.

Sources used to compile this entry: Who's Who in Australia1997 http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf (accessed 4 February 2005).

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