Ann Sutherland was an unsuccessful Australia Party candidate on two occasions: New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Coogee in 1973 and 1974. She was a housewife with a 21-month-old daughter, when she stood for the 1974 by election. Much of that campaign debate concerned the growth of high rise unit blocks in the electorate, and the fact that Mrs Sutherland lived in one, and liked it, became a talking point. She was, however, concerned with overdevelopment and accused the Askin Liberal government of being unduly influenced by large property development companies. The results of the full election six months earlier were overturned after a recount and the disappearance of a ballot box.
Sources used to compile this entry: Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July 1974, p.2 & 16 July 1974, p.6.