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Chadwick, Virginia Anne (1944 - 2009)

Honourable, AO

19 December 1944
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
18 September 2009
Toronto, New South Wales, Australia
Businesswoman, Parliamentarian and Teacher


Virginia Chadwick is a member of the Liberal Party. She was a member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Dates of Election 7 October 1978 and 19 March 1988.
Parliamentary career highlights
Minister for Family and Community Services, 1988-1990
Minister for School Education and Youth Affairs, 1990-1992
Minister for Education and Youth Affairs and Minister for Employment and Training, 1992-93
Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Minister for Tourism and Minister Assisting the Premier, 1993-1995
Opposition Whip, 1984-1988

Virginia Chadwick was the President of the Legislative Council 1998-1999. She was the first woman Opposition Whip and woman to gain ministerial appointment in a Liberal Government.
Granted retention of title of "Honourable" for life.

Sources used to compile this entry:!OpenDocument [accessed 2006-03-28] Parliament of New South Wales, Former Members [Accessed 14 August 2015].

Annette Alafaci

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