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  • From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra

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Porter, Mary Edith

AM

Born
United Kingdom
Occupation
Nurse and Parliamentarian
Website
http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/members/159.asp

Summary

A member of the Australian Labor Party, Mary Porter was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory representing Ginninderra in October 2004. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. She held the position of Deputy Speaker in the previous Parliament. Before her entry into Parliament she was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 for service to the community and the Centenary medal in 2001 for voluntary and paid service with a number of not-for profit organisations.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Mary Porter, community leader], BIOG; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

Rosemary Francis

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National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

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