Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 1998. Re-elected 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Publications served from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings served from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004 Conferences, delegations and visits Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia, January 2003.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China, January 2004. Party positions Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1978. Personal Born: 22.5.1944, Sydney, AustraliaGender: FemaleMarital Status: Married Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA (Macquarie University).Clerk, secretary and barmaid from 1960 to 1972.Community worker from 1972 to 1998. Electorate Name: StirlingLocation: northern Perth; it includes the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Gwelup, Hamersley, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, Stirling and Westminster, and parts of Doubleview, Dianella, North Beach, Scarborough, Woodlands and Yokine.Area: 76 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 85,975 (at 10.11.2001)Industries: light industries, market gardens, boat building, shoe factories, food processing, clothing and chemical production. Includes: Stirling includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Nollamara, and parts of Carine, Churchlands, Girrawheen, Innaloo and Yokine.