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Husted, Veronica (1942 - )

Born
9 January 1942
Riverina district, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
School assistant, Unionist and Public servant

Summary

A trade union and ALP stalwart, Veronica Husted contested the following elections:
House of Representatives, Dundas, 1987
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, South Coast 1991
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, South Coast 1995

Details

Veronica Husted was born and grew up in the southern Riverina area of NSW and was educated at Finley High School, Veronica worked in clerical positions. She was an organiser with the Federated Clerks Union NSW from 1981-85, and trained in labour law. She joined the Department of Industrial Relations and Employment, and worked as a Women's Employment officer (1987). In 1991 she was a school assistant in the Vincentia High School Library.

In 1995, she was President of the Bay Basin Community Resources, Chairperson of Illawarra Skills Development, member of the Shoalhaven OLMA Committee, Shoalhaven Transport Action Group, Women on the Frontline and the Jervis Bay Protection Committee.

Veronica was Vice President of the Shoalhaven Group of Unions and Chairperson of her union workplace group. Veronica joined the Auburn branch of the ALP in 1982 and she has held a variety of positions, including branch secretary, FEC and SEC delegate.

Veronica and her husband Erhard have five grown up children.

Sources used to compile this entry: Labor Times Vol 1 no 2 1987; Labor TimesVol 4 no 9/10 April/May 1991; Labor Times1995 Election Issue.

Annette Alafaci

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