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Nettle, Kerry Michelle (1973 - )

24 December 1973
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


A Greens senator and environmental activist, Kerry Nettle first attempted to enter politics in 1999 when she contested the New South Wales Legislative Assembly election for Miranda. In 2001 she was elected as Senator for New South Wales, taking her seat on 1 July 2002. She is an active member of a great many Senate committees and is a member of the Senate Select Committee on the Administration of Indigenous Affairs since 2004.


Within the Greens party, Kerry Nettle has been a delegate to the State Council and the National Council from 1999 and was a delegate from Australia to the Greens Global Conference in 2001.

Kerry Nettle has spent most of her adult life in the cause of improving the environment. She completed a B.Sc. (Hons) at the University of New South wales and was their Student Guild Environment officer in 1996. She became Co-ordinator of the Public Transport Conference 1997-98 and was the Greens office co-ordinator in 1998-9, when she ran for the seat of Miranda. In 1999-2000 she worked as a youth worker and co-ordinated the campaign Stop the Women's Jail.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 29 July 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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