• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1418

Deane, Sue (Susan Margaret)

(1943 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 21 November, 1943
  • Occupation Secretary, Youth worker


Sue Deane is a political activist with strong interest in social issues, particularly youth affairs. She was an ALP candidate for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for The Hills in 1988 and for Ku-ring-gai in1991. She also ran for the House of Representatives seat of Berowra in 1987, 1990 and 1993.


Educated Miss Hales Business College and at Macquarie University (BA 1990), Sue Deane worked as a secretary at ABC Radio, and later Channel 7, Sydney. She joined ALP in 1975. She became an active party member, and held many positions including Branch secretary and delegate to annual conference.
Sue studied part time at Macquarie University, while raising children and working with intellectually handicapped people. She later became a youth worker in Sydney’s west.

She is married with three children.


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