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Medcalf, Carole

Occupation
Lecturer, Political candidate and Activist

Summary

Carole Medcalf, a social and environmental activist, has a particular interest and expertise in women's issues. She represented the Australian Greens in the 1991 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Bulli. Carole Medcalf was active in many community organizations before she became a Greens political candidate in 1991. She was Chairperson of the Wollongong Youth Refuge and was on the Illawarra Area Assistance Scheme Consultative Committee. She was involved with the Wollongong Women's Refuge, the Illawarra Campaign against Racism, Women for Survival, and the Jobs for Women support group. She was a community worker at the Wollongong Women's Centre and taught at the Wollongong T.A.F.E.
She was also active in the establishment of the Carinya Half-Way House for recovering addicts. Carole has one son.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 5 , Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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