• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2017

Street, Diane

(1933 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 1 January, 1933
  • Occupation Public relations professional, Tour operator, Travel consultant


Diane Street was a candidate for parliament only once – representing the Liberal Party in the 1981 elections for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Balmain. She joined Liberal Party 1975 and when she ran for election, she candidly admitted that she did not have any hope of winning. Diane Street ran on a campaign of environmental reform. At that time she told the Sydney Morning Herald that she had been through a handful of pre-selection attempts and would keep going until she won a seat. In the event it was her only candidature. She was however more successful in local politics being elected Alderman of the Willoughby Council from 1977 to 1980. She was married to John Street, an accountant, and they lived in Castlecrag on the north shore of Sydney.

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