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Keig, Juanita Elizabeth (Nita) (c. 1952 - )

Born
c. 1952
Occupation
Journalist

Summary

Nita Keig is a long time socialist and activist. As a member of the Socialist Workers Party she contested the following elections:
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Balmain 1976
She also contested in the following federal seats:
House of Representatives, Grayndler, 1979, by election
House of Representatives, Sydney, 1980
House of Representatives, Oxley, Queensland, 1983.

Details

Nita Keig was editor of Young Socialist, the Socialist Youth Alliance newspaper, at the time of her first candidacy. She had previously been a journalist, and was later editor of Direct Action.

She was active in the anti-Vietnam war movement as a school student, and for three years was a nurse at Callan Park Hospital, Rozelle. In 1979 she worked at the Fourth International Centre in Paris.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Boxes 4 ,& 5. Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney; http://www.dsp.org.au/dsp/hist1.htm (accessed 15 August 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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