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Ryde, Jenny

Occupation
Healthcare worker and Scientist

Summary

Jenny Ryde was a long term activist for human rights, social justice, peace and the environment. She was involved in organising such events as the International Women's Day March and the Reclaim the Night, Palm Sunday and Hiroshima Day marches. She lives in the inner suburbs of Sydney.

She was a candidate for the Australian Greens in the following elections:
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Drummoyne, 1995
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Port Jackson, 1999
House of Representatives, Grayndler, 1996
House of Representatives, Sydney, 1998.
In her 1999 campaign she advocated drug law reform, and she was in favour of needle exchanges and safe injecting rooms for addicts.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 9, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney; Glebe and Inner Western Weekly, 24 March 1999.

Annette Alafaci

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