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Forrest, Shauna

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Shauna Forrest is a longstanding environmentalist and member of the Australian Greens Party. She was their electoral candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Lane Cove in 2003 and for the Lane Cove Municipal Council in 2004.


At the time of her campaign, Shauna Forrest had lived in the Lane Cove area for 22 years and was well known in environment protection groups for her work as publicity officer of the Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society. She coordinated the bush regeneration project at Greenwich Public School and was a founding member of the Lane Cove Women's Action and Information Group. She was active in the successful campaign to save "Nutcote", May Gibbs' house, from redevelopment and open it to the public.

She is the mother of four children, and in 2003 was studying politics and anthropology at Macquarie University.

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

Annette Alafaci

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