• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4133

Kernot, Cheryl

(1948 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 5 December, 1948, Maitland New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Educator, Parliamentarian, Teacher


Originally a member of the Australian Democrats Party, Cheryl Kernot was elected to the Senate of the Parliament of Australia as a representative for Queensland in 1990. She was elected leader of the Party in 1993, remaining in that position until her defection to the Australian Labor Party in 1997. She was elected to the seat of Dickson Queensland in the House of Representatives in 1998, but was defeated at the 2001 election.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Cheryl Kernot: the woman most likely, O'Reilly, David, 1998
    • Speaking for myself again: four years with Labor and beyond, Kernot, Cheryl, 2002
    • Women in politics: voices from the Commonwealth, 1999
  • Resource
  • Site Exhibition

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Cheryl Kernot, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

Related entries

  • Related Concepts
    • Women in Politics: Australian Labor Party
    • Women in Politics: Minor Parties