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Shnookal, Deborah Jane (c. 1953 - )

c. 1953
Editor and Activist


Deborah Shnookal was a student activist who ran for election once in New South Wales, before building a career in writing and editing. She represented the Socialist Workers Party in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly election for Phillip in 1976.


Deborah Shnookal was active in the Melbourne Women's Liberation Movement for some years before moving to live in Sydney. She was Chairperson and one of the organisers of the Melbourne International Women's Day rallies in 1975 and 1975 and during 1975 worked full-time for the Women's Abortion Action campaign in Melbourne.
At the time of her candidacy, she was a staff writer for Direct Action, the paper published by the Socialist Workers party.

In 2002 she was Latrobe University in and she has subsequently edited several books for Ocean Press in its Radical History and Radical Lives series.

Sources used to compile this entry: Ephemera on NSW State and local elections, Box 4 , Mitchell Library collection, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Annette Alafaci

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