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Biographical entry Fatin, Wendy Frances (1941 - )

Born
10 April 1941
Harvey, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Politician and Nurse

Summary

Wendy Fatin became a registered nurse in 1962. She later gained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing) from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT). After working as a ministerial advisor in the 1970s, Fatin was elected to the House of Representatives in 1983. She served as Minister for Local Government (1990-1991), Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (1990-1993) and Minister for Arts and Territories (1991-1993). She retired prior to the general election in March 1996.

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Events

1962
Career position - Registered Nurse
1974 - 1975
Career position - Advisor to the Minister for Repatriation and Compensation and the Minister for Social Security
1983 - 1984
Career position - Member of the House of Representatives for Canning in Western Australia
1984 - 1996
Career position - Member of the House of Representatives for Brand in Western Australia
1990 - 1991
Career position - Minister for Local Government
1990 - 1993
Career position - Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women
1991 - 1993
Career position - Minister for Arts and Territories
1996
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Wendy Fatin, first WA woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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