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Peterson, Janne

Graphic designer and Political staffer


Janne Peterson is a dedicated Christian Democratic Party member and multiple candidate:
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Strathfield by election 1996, 1999
New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Bankstown, 2003
House of Representatives, Sydney, 1996
Senate, NSW, 1998
House of Representatives, Blaxland, 2001,
House of Representatives, Banks, 2004
Canterbury Municipal Council, 1999


Janne Peterson migrated with her family from Denmark in 1969. She became a naturalised Australian in 1985. That same year she married Murray Peterson, an engineer, and also a candidate for the Christian Democratic Party in 1988 for the state seat of Lakemba and in 1998 for the Federal seat of Watson.

She is the Managing Director and editor of a Good Report Pty Ltd, a Christian ethics magazine, established 1999. She is also involved with voluntary work in the media, being a weekly TV presenter on Television Gladesville, an amateur television station, and co-hosting with her husband Murray, a weekly community radio program.

In 2004 she was working for the Christian Democratic Party, of which she had been a member for 20 years, as a Political Education Officer. Her duties included presenting education seminars and workshops on the electoral process.

Janne and Murray Peterson are actively involved with the Wiley Park Baptist Church, where Janne is youth leader teaching Sunday school, and visiting nursing homes as part of a singing ministry.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 5 June 2005); (accessed 11 July 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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