- Jeannette McHugh
Jeannette McHugh (born
18 December 1934), Australian politician, is a former Australian Labor Partymember of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Divisions of Phillip (1983–1993) and Grayndler (1993–1996) in New South Wales.
Kandos, New South Wales, McHugh was educated at the University of Sydneywhere she resided at The Women's College. [ Ian Glachan: [http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/PARLMENT/hansArt.nsf/V3Key/LA19970506040 Women's College Amendment Bill] , Legislative Assembly Hansard, Parliament of New South Wales, 6 May 1997.] She worked as a teacher before gaining ALP pre-selection for the Division of Phillip, a seat she won at the Australian federal election, 1983, making her the first woman from New South Wales to sit in the federal parliament.
Labor Party power-broker
Anthony Albaneseorganised for McHugh to take a seat on the Paul Keatingministry, and she was made Minister for Consumer Affairs in 1993, making her the first female federal minister from NSW. When the Division of Phillip was abolished after redistribution, it was arranged for McHugh (as a minister) to move to the Division of Grayndler(forcing sitting member Leo McLeayto move to the new neighbouring electorate of Watson). [ [http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2004/guide/gray.htm Electorate Profile: Grayndler] , Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 8 November 2004.]
McHugh retired from parliament on
29 January 1996, a month before the 1996 federal election at which the ALP lost government. Anthony Albanese won pre-selection for Grayndler, and retained it during the election.
McHugh was Secretary of the
Evatt Foundationuntil November 2006. [ [http://evatt.labor.net.au/about_who/mchugh.html Jeannette McHugh: Member of the Executive Committee] , Evatt Foundation.]
Jeannette McHugh is married to former
High Court of Australiajustice Michael McHugh. [Michael Pelly: [http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/a-higher-justice/2005/10/28/1130400366753.html A higher justice] , " The Sydney Morning Herald", 29 October 2005.]
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Australian politician
DATE OF BIRTH=
18 December 1934
PLACE OF BIRTH=
Kandos, New South Wales, Australia
DATE OF DEATH=living
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