• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0131

Bladel, Frances (Fran) Mary

(1933 – )
  • Born 3 October, 1933, Hobart Tasmania Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian, Teacher


Fran Bladel has been Tasmanian Secretary to Cabinet and Spokesperson on the Status of Women. In 1986 she was elected a State Member (ALP) for Franklin.


Fran Bladel graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. She became a teacher at Rose Bay High and Bridgewater High and a coordinator of the Tagari Project from 1970-1985.

From 1989-1992 Bladel was Minister for Consumer Affairs, Administrative Services; Minister for Construction; and Minister assisting the Premier on the Status of Women. She is a member of the Administrative Committee of the Australian Labor Party. Bladel is also a member of the Australian Education Union; the Tasmanian Council of Social Services; the Working Women’s Centre; the Community Enterprise Employment Project (Clarendon Vale); the East Derwent Branch Tas Arts Council; Management Committee Housing Assistance Service (H.A.S.); Tas Writers Union and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She is Patron of the Eastern Shore Table Tennis League; the Risdon Vale Community Centre Management Committee; and the Bridgewater Police, Citizens and Youth Club.

Bladel is a founding member and secretary of ‘A Taste of the Huon’ Festival Committee. She is Chairperson of Bridgewater/Gagebrook Skillshare Inc and a foundation member of Emily’s List (Tas).



  • 2006 - 2006

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Fran Bladel, teacher, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Jocelynne Scutt, 1982-2010 [manuscript]

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