• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0169

Edmond, Wendy Marjorie

(1946 – )
  • Born 27 April, 1946, Bundaberg Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


Wendy Edmond was Queensland Minister for Heath and Minister Assisting the Premier on Women’s Policy. She was elected MLA (ALP) for the electorate of Mount Coot-tha on 2 December 1989.


After being educated at West Bundaberg, McIlwraith, Gin Gin State Schools and Bundaberg State High School, she attended the Queensland Radium Institute and graduated in 1967 with a Diploma of Radiography. In 1971 she obtained a Diploma of Nuclear Medicine Technology in Canada.
Edmond worked as a therapy radiographer in Brisbane 1964-1967, in Copenhagen 1968, and New York 1969-1970 before taking up a position as a nuclear medicine technologist in Montreal 1970-1971, Adelaide 1972, Edinburgh 1973-1974, and at the Royal Brisbane Hospital 1984-1986 and the Holy Spirit Hospital in Brisbane 1986-89.
She is a former secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, a member of the Education Committee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, a committee member of Citizens Against Route Twenty (CART), and a committee member of the Paddington Residents Group.
Since entering parliament her service includes: Parliamentary Representative University of Queensland Senate 1993 – 31 December 1995; Member, Library Advisory Committee November 1992 – June 1995; Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee March 1990 – August 1992; Chairperson, Estimates Committee C 1994 and 1995; Minister for Employment and Training and Minister Assisting the Premier on Public Service Matters 31 July 1995 – 19 February 1996; Deputy Chairman Estimates Committee G 1996 and 1997; Shadow Minister for Health 27 February 1996 – 26 June 1998; Minister for Health since 29 June 1998 and Minister Assisting the Premier on Women’s Policy since 22 February 2001.
Married with three children Edmond’s interest include: theatre, environment, crafts, art, reading, tennis and cooking.

Sources: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Parlib/Members/women/chapters/edmond.htm> accessed 7/11/01;
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Parlib/handbook/edmond.htm accessed 7/11/01


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