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Lane, Maureen (c. 1952 - )

c. 1952
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Audiometrist and Nurse


Maureen Lane is an outstanding health worker and an active local politician. As a member of the ALP since 1976, she was their candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Ballina in 1991. That same year she was elected a Councillor of the Ballina Shire Council (1991-1992).


Maureen was educated at Narrabeen Girls High School and completed her nursing training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in 1973. She was appointed the first community nurse in the North Coast Health Region in 1974. She also practised as a registered midwife and is a registered Diagnostic Audiometrist. In 1988 she received a Bicentennial award for her contribution to health care. She is married and has two children.

Sources used to compile this entry: Decker, Dianne, Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history 1975-1992, Australian Local Government Women's Association, Canberra, 1992; Labor Times Vol.4 no 9/10 April/May 1991.

Annette Alafaci

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