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Corcoran, Ann Kathleen (1951 - )

21 September 1951
Dandenong, Victoria, Australia


Ann Corcoran was elected to the House of Representatives for Isaacs, Victoria, representing the Australian Labor Party, at a by-election in August 2000. She was re-elected in 2001 and 2004. She retired before the 2007 election.

Before entering the Federal Parliament she stood for the Legislative Assembly seat of Sandringham at the Victorian state election, which was held on 2 March 1985.


Ann Corcoran was ALP Branch Secretary from 1980-1990. She completed a Diploma of Business Studies (Swinburne), and Graduate Diploma in Business (Monash) before working as a Certified Practising Accountant. Between 1988 and 1999, she held management positions in finance at the University of Melbourne, Frankston Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Kilvington Baptist Girls' Grammar School and Woodleigh School.

A member of the Speaker's Panel from 2002, Corcoran has served on House of Representatives Standing Committees on Environment and Heritage; Science and Innovation; Education and Vocational Training; and Publications. From 2004-06 she was Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration.

Sources used to compile this entry:

Barbara Lemon

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