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Melzer, Jean Isabel (1926 - )

OAM

Born
7 February 1926
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

Jean Melzer served as a Senator for Victoria in the Federal Parliament from 18 May 1974 until 30 June 1981. She was defeated at the 1980 election. In 1984 she stood unsuccessfully for the Senate as a representative of the Nuclear Disarmament Party.

Details

Jean Melzer continued to serve the community after she left the Federal Parliament. She participated actively in the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Victoria becoming president of the U3A Network in 2004. She is currently serving on the Committee.
In 2004 in recognition of her work, she was awarded both the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and the Victorian Premier's Senior Achiever Award.
In 2006 her name was added to the Victorian Woman's Honour Roll for her contribution to Community Services, Government Local State and Federal.

Rosemary Francis

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