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Cheryl KERNOT

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Cheryl KERNOT, Australian Senator.

Background

KERNOT, Cheryl was born on December 5, 1948 in Maitland, New South Wales.

Education

Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts. Newcastle CAE, Dip. Ed.

Career

Policy Coordiantor, Australian Democrats, 1981, Assistant State Secretary, (Qld.), 1983, State Secretary, 1984, State President, 1984-1989, Representative, Young Political Leaders’ Exchange to United States of America, 1986, Deputy National President, 1988-1990. Senator for Queensland, since 1990. Member, Senate Legislative Committee and General Purpose Standing Committee.

Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and Member, Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Telecommunications Technologies. Member, Committee on Transport, Communications and Infrastructure and Committee on Electoral Matters, since 1990. Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Transport and Communications, Aboriginal Affairs and Consumer Affairs.

Spokesperson on Territories, Northern Australia, since 1990. Professional career: secondary school teacher. Freelance radio producer.

Electorate officer.

Membership

Clubs: qualified cricket umpire.