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DEAHM, Margaret (Maggie) JoanBiography for DEAHM, Margaret (Maggie) Joan

Member for Macquarie (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Macquarie, New South Wales, 1993. Defeated at general elections 1996.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Community Affairs from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Members' Interests from 26.5.1993 to 19.1.1996.

Party Positions

Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) 1989-93

Member, ALP Youth Affairs Policy Committee (NSW) 1990-92

President, ALP Katoomba Branch 1991-92

Secretary, ALP Katoomba Branch 1992-93

President, Macquarie Federal Electorate Council 1990-93


Born 31.10.1938, Hurstville, Australia

Died 28.12.2015, Leura


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (New England)

State public servant 1966-87

Freelance writer, editor and arts consultant 1987-92

Local Government Service

Member, Blue Mountains City Council from 1991 to 1993.

Chair, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils to 1992 to 1993.


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions of New South Wales, west of Sydney; it includes the centres of Blackheath, Katoomba, Lawson, Mt Victoria, Richmond, Springwood, Wentworth Falls and Windsor.

Area: 4162 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 78077 (at 5.2.1996)

Industries: Tourism, small manufacturing and wholesale businesses, fruitgrowing, turf, mushrooms, dairy farming. It includes RAAF Base Richmond and the Hawkesbury Campus of the University of Western Sydney.

Electorate: Macquarie includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Londonderry and Penrith.