- Local government councillor, Teacher and Politician
Karyn Paluzzano was a successful woman ALP candidate in the seat of Penrith. She was first elected to that seat in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 2003. She was re-elected in 2007, but resigned from the Parliament on 7 May 2010 as a result of allegations against her of falsely claiming parliamentary allowances and of giving false and misleading evicence to an anti-corruption inquiry.
Prior to this she was a member of the Penrith City Council (1999-2004).