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Nori, Sandra Christine (1953 - )

16 June 1953
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentarian and Politician


Sandra Nori, a member of the Australian Labor Party, was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Member for McKell in 1988. That seat was abolished in 1991 and she won the newly established seat of Port Jackson in 1991 and was re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2003. She held the ministerial portfolios for Tourism and Small Business 1999-2003; for Women 2002-2007; Sport and Recreation 2003-2007.
She retired from the New South Wales Parliament in 2007.


Sandra Nori was born in Newcastle, of Italian parents. She was educated at Petersham Girls High School and the University of Sydney (B.Ec.).

She worked as co-ordinator, South Sydney Women's Health Centre 1976-78, Health worker, Leichhardt Community Health Centre 1981-2, and Research Officer to Peter Baldwin, MHR, 1983-4. She was a member of the NSW Social Security Appeals Tribunal 1987-88.

She married John Faulkner, and they had two children, Bonnie and Lachlan.The marriage ended in divorce.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 19 November 2004); {current members} (accessed 19 November 2004); (accessed 11 July 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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