Megan Irene Anwyl
- 19 January 1962
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Advisor, Lawyer and Parliamentarian
Megan Anwyl was elected to the thirty-fourth Parliament of Western Australia for Kalgoorlie at the by-election on 16 March 1996, representing the Australian Labor Party. The election was held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Hon. Ian Frederick Taylor. Anwyl was re-elected in 1996, and defeated on 10 February 2001.
Megan Anwyl was born in Melbourne in 1962. Her parents, John Anwyl and Jill Blackstock, were both highly qualified professional educators with well-developed egalitarian philosophies. Megan Anwyl gained law and arts degrees from the University of Melbourne, and practised as a solicitor in Melbourne and Kalgoorlie. She was elected to the Parliament of Western Australia for Kalgoorlie on 16 March 1996, representing the Australian Labor Party. Anwyl was re-elected in 1996, and defeated on 10 February 2001.
Sources used to compile this entry: Black, David and Phillips, Harry, 'Making a Difference: Women in the West Australian Parliament 1921-1999', Parliament of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 2000; See Megan Anwyl's page on the Parliament of Western Australia website: http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/Memblist.nsf/WAllMembersFlat/Anwyl,+Megan+Irene?OpenDocument&Click= [accessed 2009-11-30].
Prepared by Lisa MacKinney
Created: 5 October 2009, Last modified: 2 September 2016