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Suwald, Kerry (c. 1956 - )

c. 1956
Environmentalist and Natural therapist


Kerry Suwald was influenced to stand for parliament by her concern for the environment. She represented the Australian Greens in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly election for Cessnock in 2003 and House of Representatives election for Hunter in 2004.


Kerry Suwald grew up in Western Sydney and has travelled widely overseas. She and her architect husband and daughter moved to the Hunter Valley in 1993, and live near Kurri Kurri on a bush property. She has worked as a natural therapist, and has been involved for nearly 20 years with an internationally franchised quit-smoking program.

In 2003 Kerry Suwald was secretary of the Mulbring Landcare group. Her concern about inappropriate developments in the Hunter Region led to her membership of the Greens and her candidature for the Legislative Assembly.

In 2004, Kerry was also campaigning for funds for TAFE, apprentice and training schemes, and better access to education for all Australians.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 4 June 2005); (accessed 18 August 2005); Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 12, Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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