Verity Helen Firth


28 August 1973
Lawyer, Local government councillor and Parliamentarian

A councillor for the City of Sydney, Verity Firth stood as a candidate for the Australian Labor Party in the seat of Balmain at the New South Wales state election, which was held on 24 March 2007. She was elected and held the ministerial portfolios of Women, Science and Medical research. In addition she was Minister Assisting the Minister for Health ( Cancer) and Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change Environment and Water ( Environment). She was defeated at the 2011 election.

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,;

Prepared by Rosemary Francis