• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4005

Wiese, Barbara Jean

  • Occupation Parliamentarian


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Barbara Wiese was elected to the Legislative Council of the Parliament of South Australia in 1979. She was the first female to hold ministerial office for her party. In August 1985 she became Minister of Tourism and Local Government. After the December 1985 election she retained the Tourism portfolio combined with Youth Affairs and Minister assisting the Minister of the Arts.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Women in Politics: A Forum in the Centenary Year of Women's Suffrage [sound recording]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Barbara Jean Wiese, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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  • Related Concepts
    • Women in Politics: Australian Labor Party