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Phatarfod, Bharati (Barri)

Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Barri Phatarfod is an active social and political campaigner. She represented the ALP in the 2003 election for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Bligh. Her campaign was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald several times as upsetting both the sitting member, Clover Moore, and the ALP faithful. Dr Phatarfod maintained that Bligh was a culturally diverse electorate and was not afraid of appearing with workers from the adult entertainment industry which flourished in the electorate. In 2005 she was a council member of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties.

Bharati Phatarfod gained her medical degree (MB BS) from Monash University in 1989 and worked as an Intern at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital NSW. She then took up general practise in Surry Hills in 1990-91. In 1992 she had worked at a MultiCare Medical Centre. She later took up Ayurveda practise and now practises natural therapy. Barri Phatarfod is a republican and in 2002 was Treasurer and the Cross Cultural Relations Forum Convenor of the New South Republic.

Sources used to compile this entry: Medical Directory of Australia 2003; http://www.emilyslist.org.au/news/editorial.asp?id=163 (accessed 11 July 2005); Sydney Morning Herald, 30 November 2002; http://www.nsw.republic.org.au/committees/html (accessed 11 July 2005); http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/therapists (accessed 11 July 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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