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McKEW, the Hon. Margaret MaxineBiography for McKEW, the Hon. Margaret Maxine

Member for Bennelong (NSW) 2007-10

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bennelong, New South Wales, 2007. Defeated at general elections 2010.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education and Child Care from 3.12.07 to 9.6.09.

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Official visit to Chile and Peru, June 2008.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 2007.


Born 22.7.1953, Brisbane, Qld.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Journalist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1976-2006.


Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: northern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Denistone, East Ryde, Eastwood, Epping, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, North Ryde, Ryde, West Ryde and parts of Carlingford, Ermington and Gladesville.

Area: 58 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 97 573 (at 24.11.07).

Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.

State electorates: Bennelong includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Ryde, and parts of Epping, Lane Cove and Parramatta.