Christabel Chamarette

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Christabel Chamarette
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Senator for Western Australia
In office
12 March 1992 30 June 1996
Preceded by Jo Vallentine
Personal details
Born (1948-05-01) 1 May 1948 (age 72)
Hyderabad, India
Nationality Indian Australian
Political party Greens WA
OccupationCommunity worker

Christabel Marguerite Alain Chamarette, sometimes Christabel Bridge (born 1 May 1948) was a Greens Senator for Western Australia from 1992 to 1996. [1]

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Personal life

Born in Hyderabad, India in 1948, [1] Chamarette is of Anglo-Indian [2] and French Huguenot ancestry. [3] She has worked as a community worker in Bangladesh and later as a clinical psychologist at Fremantle Prison. [3]

Politics

Chamarette was appointed to the Senate in 1992, following the resignation of Jo Vallentine. [1] She was opposed to privatising Telstra [4] and delayed the Mabo legislation by demanding the inclusion of mineral rights in the compensation package for native title holders. [5]

She was defeated at the 1996 general election; her term ending several months later on 30 June 1996. [1] Chamarette said that when working in the Senate, she thought it was the most important work of her life, but she now refers to it as simply "useful experience". [6]

After politics

She was an expert consultant to the Department of Justice and was appointed to the Western Australian parole board in 2002. She was one of four members who resigned in 2005 in protest against the State Government's response to the Mahoney inquiry. [7] [8]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Senate Biography". Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  2. James Jupp, 2001, The Australian People: an encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins, Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, pp. 437, 438.
  3. 1 2 "Who are the Green senators?". Sunday Age. 22 August 1993. p. 6.
  4. Chamberlin, Paul (12 March 1996). "Telstra senate warning". The Age. p. 6.
  5. "The limits of power". The Age. 11 December 1993. p. 19.
  6. Crompton, Helen (16 November 2002). "Vision ends ex-senator's lavender days". The West Australian.
  7. Dodd, Mark (29 December 2005). "Parole board members resign". The Australian. p. 5.
  8. Mahoney, Hon. Dennis Inquiry into the Management of Offenders in Custody and in the Community Parliament of Western Australia, November 2005