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Loney, (Jacqueline) Nance (1932 - )

Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia


Nance Loney, a once only candidate (ALP, New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Vaucluse, 1981), continues to take an active part in matters of politics and public policy.


Nance Loney was educated at Banbury High School, the University of Western Australia (BSc) and R.M.I.T. She worked for 2 years as a hospital laboratory technician and then as a Methods Engineer in Textiles after graduating in science. She moved from Western Australia to Sydney in 1960 and from 1977 worked in the computing branch of the State Rail Authority.

She was active in anti-uranium and disarmament movements, and is a Republican. A member of the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Transport Officers Federation, she was a director of the Trans National Co-Operative from 1979.

Nance Loney joined the ALP in 1975 and held office at local and electorate level..
Nance Loney continued to take an interest in public affairs, submitting a motion to the Australian Republican Movement's conference in 2002, and making a personal submission to the Commonwealth parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the subject of the US/Australia Free Trade Agreement in April 2004.

In 2004 she was on the executive committee of the NSW branch of the Friends of the ABC and assisted the ALP candidate, David Patch in his 2004 House of Representatives campaign for the seat of Wentworth.

Sources used to compile this entry: Election leaflet in Mitchell Library election leaflet collection 1981; The Radical vol. 12, no. 4, September 1981; Google search 22 June 2005.

Annette Alafaci

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