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Watson, Shirley Ann

Occupation
Nurse and Consultant

Summary

Shirley Watson was a once only candidate who represented the Liberal Party in the 1981 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Earlwood. Her campaign literature showed her to have been particularly concerned with health issues, hospital staff shortages and the lack of rehabilitation services then available. Shirley Watson was educated at P.L.C., Pymble, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney (Dip. Labour Relations and Law). From 1967 she operated a personnel consulting firm and was active in the Personnel services industry.

Sources used to compile this entry: Liberal Party of Australia NSW Division, State General Election 1981 Biographies of Candidates, August 1981; Collection of electioneering leaflets, handouts, badges, posters etc. for the NSW State election and referendum held on 19th September 1981, Mitchell Library.

Annette Alafaci

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