- Councillor and Lawyer
Mary Hawkins is a committed environmentalist who stood for the Australian Greens in the 2003 New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Strathfield. She had more success at the local government level where, in 2004, she was elected to the Ashfield Council. Mary Hawkins has practised law from 1994 and is a keen bushwalker, a cyclist and a bird watcher. She is also committed to reducing the negative impact of human activity on the environment. She has travelled widely in Asia, Europe and America and is opposed to the abrogation of Australia's support of international bodies such as the UN and IPCC.
Sources used to compile this entry: Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2006, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/pssb/home.html; 'Hawkins, Mary', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-744095.
Prepared by Annette Alafaci
Created: 30 January 2006, Last modified: 11 May 2016