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Perry, Barbara Mazzel Anne

Born
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Lawyer and Parliamentarian

Summary

Barbara Perry is a successful candidate, who was elected the first time she ran for Parliament. That was as an ALP candidate in the 2001 by-election for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Auburn. Barbara was re-elected in 2003. Prior to entering state politics she was a Councillor with the Auburn Council (1995-2003).

Details

Barbara Perry is the daughter of Ralph and Susan Abood, migrants from Lebanon. She is married to Michael Perry, and they have two sons. She was educated by the Sisters of Charity and the Marist Brothers. She graduated in law from the University of Sydney and worked at the Legal Aid Commission from 1990- mostly in Family Law.

Barbara Perry was the first woman of Lebanese origin to be elected to Legislative Assembly.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf {current members} (accessed 19 November 2004).

Annette Alafaci

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