Marion Reilly

Marion Reilly

Marion Reilly is an Australian politician and was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly representing the multi-member single electorate of Molonglo for the Labor Party. Reilly was elected following a recount of ballot papers to fill a casual vacancy resulting from the resignation of Terry Connolly in the third ACT Legislative Assembly. Reilly was sworn into the Assembly on 26 March 1996.[1] Reilly contested the 1998 ACT general election, however, was unsuccessful in retaining her seat.[2] She again contested the 2001 ACT general election, and was again unsuccessful in being elected to the Assembly.[3]

Prior to entering politics, Reilly was a teacher. She was born in Sydney and grew up in Brisbane, before moving to South Australia and then the Northern Territory. Reilly moved to Canberra in 1985 and was a senior manager in the Australian Public Service in areas of aged care, indigenous services, and housing.[4]

Reilly is a Member of the ACT Health Council,[5] and is Deputy Chairperson of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing.[6] She has served on the Board of the YWCA of Canberra from 2002 to 2007;[7] on the Council of the University of Canberra from 2004 to 2008;[8] and on the Board of ACT Shelter during 2006.[citation needed]


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