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Timbrell, Jane Elizabeth (c. 1951 - )

Born
c. 1951
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Union organiser and Unionist

Summary

Jane Timbrell was a Labor candidate in the NSW state election, in Strathfield, in 1995 and again in a by-election in Strathfield in 1996. She was unsuccessful both times.

She enjoyed success at a local government level and was the first Labor woman elected to the Ashfield Municipal Council in 1991-95. She worked as in Industrial Officer for the New South Wales Public Service Association from 1982, serving as the association's Women's Officer between 1996-2002.

Details

Events

1976 - 1981
Active trade unionist in the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union (FMWU) (SA Branch) representing the photographic industry.
1977 - 1981
Delegate to the South Australian United Trades and Labor Council (SAUT&LC)
1978 - 1981
Member of the SA Working Women's Charter Standing Committee
1979 - 1980
Delegate of S UT&LC to ACTU Women's Committee
1979 - 1981
Member of the management committee of the SA Working Women's Centre
1981 - 2003
Employed as an Industrial Officer with the NSW Public Service Association
1991 - 1995
Alderman/Councillor on Ashfield Municipal Council (first Labor woman elected to Ashfield Council)
1992 - 1993
Deputy Mayor, 1992-1993.(First Woman)

Sources used to compile this entry: Decker, Dianne, Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1992; Labor Times, 1995 Election Issue.

Annette Alafaci

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