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Henderson, Meredith (1969 - )

8 August 1969
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Fire Research Officer


Meredith Henderson only ran for election once, but she continues to promote the protection of the environment. She represented the Australian Greens in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Wollongong in 2003.


Meredith Henderson grew up and was educated in Wollongong where she completed a B.Sc.(Hons). Her doctorate study (PhD) at the Victoria University was the impact of fire on threatened Victorian grasslands. She had previously qualified as a fire fighter with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
At the time of her campaign, she was working in Hurstville, though living in Fairy Meadow in the Illawarra, so transport inadequacies featured in her campaign statements.

Meredith was active in campaigns to protect threatened species in the area and to protect Jervis Bay from nuclear-powered warships.
In 2003, after the election, she moved to Adelaide to take up a permanent position with the South Australian government, as Senior Fire Research Officer in the Department of Environment and Heritage.

In 2004, Meredith was involved in the organization of the Ecology Society Conference.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 5 June 2005); Meredith Henderson, 1 August 2005.

Annette Alafaci

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