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Woollard, Janet May (1955 - )

RN, BAppSc, MEd, PhD, LLB, JP. Registered nurse.

13 February 1955
London, England, United Kingdom
Justice of the Peace, Nurse and Parliamentarian


Legislative Assembly, Independent. Janet Woollard was elected to the Thirty-Sixth Parliament of Western Australia as an independent member of teh Legislative Assembly in the seat of Alfred Cove on 10 February 2001 in succession to Hon Douglas James Shave who she defeated. She was re-elected in 2005 and 2008.


Dr Janet Woollard has lived in the Alfred Cove Electorate for 28 years. She is a registered nurse, a Justice of the Peace, Patron of Parkinson's WA, and Vice Patron of the South of Perth Yacht Club. Janet has degrees in Nursing, Education, Medicine and Law. Janet is married to Keith Woollard and they have six children and two grandsons. Janet has always been active in nursing politics and in her past was a shop steward for the Royal College of Nursing UK and President of the WA Branch of the Australian Nursing Federation. Janet was also the President of the Education Union at UWA. Janet was elected as the Independent Liberal Member for Alfred Cove in 2001.

Sources used to compile this entry: Janet Woollard Website,; Janet Woollard's page on the Parliament of Western Australia website is at:,+Janet+May?opendocument [accessed 2009-11-30].

Lisa MacKinney

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