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Wicks, Kay Lesley

Summary

Kay Wicks was a once only candidate who stood for the Communist Party of Australia in the 1981 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Newcastle. Her election leaflets stressed her and her party's opposition to nuclear energy, support for Aboriginal Land Rights, expansion of ethnic centres, and electoral reform - particularly four year terms for Parliament.

Sources used to compile this entry: 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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