Lawrence, Carmen (1948-)

Lawrence, Carmen (1948-)
Also known as
Lawrence, Carmen Mary, (the Hon.), (Dr) (1948-)
LAWRENCE, Carmen Mary, (the Hon), (Dr) (1948-)
Lawrence, Carmen Mary, (The Honourable) (1948-)
Lawrence, Carmen Mary (1948-)
Field of activity
Federal Politician; State and Territory politician; Psychologist; Politician; Parliamentarian; Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; MP; Member for Fremantle, Western Australia
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Biographies

Born 2.3.1948, Northam, WA.

Member for Fremantle (WA) 1994-2007

 

Ministerial Appointments:

  • State: Minister for Education (WA) from 25.2.88 to 28.2.89.
  • Minister for Education and Aboriginal Affairs (WA) from 28.2.89 to 19.2.90.
  • Premier and Treasurer (WA) from 12.2.90 to 16.2.93; Minister for Public Sector Management, Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (WA) from 12.2.90 to 5.2.91; Minister for the Family, Minister for Womens Interests (WA) from 12.2.90 to 7.9.92; Minister for Employment, Minister for Trade and Investment (WA) from 5.2.91 to 16.2.93.
  • Federal: Minister for Human Services and Health from 25.3.94 to 11.3.96.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from 25.3.94 to 11.3.96.

 

Parliamentary Positions:

  • State: Deputy Chair of Committees (WA) 1986-88.

View the full record at Australian Parliamentary Library

Lawrence became Australia's first woman State Premier (WA) on 12 February 1990. She began her parliamentary career by winning the seat of Subiaco for the Australian Labor Party in 1986. She entered Federal politics on 12 March 1994, as the Member for Fremantle, and was appointed Minister for Human Services and Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women on 25 March 1994 until 11 March 1996. On 23 November 2001, Lawrence was appointed Shadow Minister for Reconciliation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, the Arts, and the Status of Women. Lawrence is a supporter of numerous organisations and is Patron of the Western Australia Netball Association and a Foundation Committee Member of EMILY'S List. She retired from the Australian Parliament at the 2007 general election, which was held in November 2007.

  • Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

    Please be aware that some ABI records contain language, words or descriptions which may be considered offensive or distressing. These words reflect the attitude of the period in which the item was written and/or that of its author. Please also be aware that ABI records may contain references to deceased people which may cause sadness or distress.

    Names of people mentioned in this source may or may not be Indigenous.

  2. Summary: Images relate to Indigenous enterprises, services and community cultural centres photographed by ATSIC and reported on in their News publications. These include the Kalgoorlie Aboriginal Medical Service, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Pika Wiya Health Service in Port Augusta, the Balunya Aboriginal Nursery near Lismore, Barriekneal Housing and Community Limited in Lightning Ridge and the Yawony Building Company in Perth. Subjects include: Medical services; Enterprise; Doctors; Anatomical chart; mining machinery; opal mining; Shell corporation; Bricklaying; CDEP scheme; building companies; garden nurseries

    The images in this collection are not accessible on-line. To view this material please contact the Audiovisual Access Unit.

    Place: Canberra (ACT SI55-16)

Australian Parliamentary Library

  1. Carmen Lawrence
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Australian Women's Register

  1. Lawrence, Carmen Mary
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. The Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence MP, Member for Fremantle (WA)
    Australian Parliament House
    Series: IspartOf Parliament of Australia
  4. Lawrence of Canberra
    Laurie, Victoria
    [1994]
    Series: IspartOf The Bulletin
  5. Carmen After the Storm
    Powell, Sian
    [1997]
    Series: IspartOf The Australian, Review
  6. Carmen and her sisters
    Laurie, Victoria
    [1997]
    Series: IspartOf HQ
  7. The Resurrection of Carmen: How She Rose From the Political Dead
    Nicholson, Brendan
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf The Sunday Age
  8. No ordinary lives: pioneering women in Australian politics
    Jenkins, Cathy
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  9. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content
  10. The Hon Dr Carmen Mary Lawrence MP
    [2 March 1948 -]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, Various Locations
    Person Number CP 639
  11. Carmen Lawrence

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  1. The Minister of Education
    Western Australian College of Advanced Education. Media Production Service
    [ Video : 1988 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,465.484)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,465.484)

  2. The Fremantle doctor : newsletter of Dr. Carmen Lawrence MP, Federal member for Fremantle
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Periodical : 1980-2019 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,974.703)

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  3. www.CarmenLawrence.com
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Archived website : 1999 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 3 libraries
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  4. Carmen Lawrence interviewed by Nikki Henningham in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,821.121)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,821.121)

  5. Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 27 June 1990
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
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    At National Library
    Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 27 June 1990
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  6. Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 29 October 1992
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
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    Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 29 October 1992
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  7. Carmen Lawrence address to the National Press Club on 19 April 1995
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
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    At National Library
    Carmen Lawrence address to the National Press Club on 19 April 1995
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  8. The two most likely / reporters, Liz Jackson, Ross Coulthart ; presenter, Andrew Olle
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1994 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  9. Aboriginal health / by the Hon. Dr Carmen Lawrence M.P
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26,803.512)

  10. Fear and politics / Carmen Lawrence
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    Living Ethics: Newsletter of the St. James Ethics Centre
    [ Book, Article : 2006 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    At 89 libraries
    Fear and politics / Carmen Lawrence
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  1. The Minister of Education
    Western Australian College of Advanced Education. Media Production Service
    [ Video : 1988 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,353.953)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 89,353.953)

  2. [Biographical cuttings on Carmen Lawrence, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. The Fremantle doctor : newsletter of Dr. Carmen Lawrence MP, Federal member for Fremantle
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Periodical : 1980-2019 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 65,811.18)

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  4. www.CarmenLawrence.com
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Archived website : 1999 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 3 libraries
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  5. Carmen Lawrence interviewed by Nikki Henningham in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,771.387)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53,771.387)

  6. Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 27 June 1990
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 27 June 1990
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  7. Carmen Lawrence, Minister for Health, 1995 / O'Neill
    O'Neill, Ward, 1951-
    [ Art work : 1995 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Carmen Lawrence, Minister for Health, 1995 / O'Neill
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  8. Carmen Lawrence, seated in Mount Plaza Hotel holding a book
    [ Photograph : 1988 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At WA State Library
    Carmen Lawrence, seated in Mount Plaza Hotel holding a book
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 49,773.73)

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  9. Dr Carmen Lawrence, Leader of the Opposition
    Collis, Evan
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At WA State Library
    Dr Carmen Lawrence, Leader of the Opposition
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  10. Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 29 October 1992
    Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Carmen Lawrence address at the National Press Club on 29 October 1992
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,952.055)

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  1. Carmen Lawrence, Minister for Healt ...
    O'Neill, Ward, ...
    [ Art work : 1995 ]
    Carmen Lawrence, Minister for Health, 1995 / O'Neill
  2. Carmen Lawrence, seated in Mount Pl ...
    [ Photograph : 1988 ]
    Carmen Lawrence, seated in Mount Plaza Hotel holding a book
  3. Dr Carmen Lawrence, Leader of the O ...
    Collis, Evan
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
    Dr Carmen Lawrence, Leader of the Opposition
  4. Dr Carmen Lawrence, Premier of West ...
    Collis, Evan
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
    Dr Carmen Lawrence, Premier of Western Australia and her son David
  5. Dr Carmen Lawrence, first woman Pre ...
    Collis, Evan
    [ Photograph : 1990 ]
    Dr Carmen Lawrence, first woman Premier of Western Australia
  6. From each according to his loyalty ...
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    [ Art work : 1995 ]
    From each according to his loyalty - To each according to his greed - Carmen's legal fees [inscribed on a bucket full of money] Pryor
  1. Lawrence, Shelagh
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    ... Shelagh Lawrence is an Actor, who is mentioned in 4 events in the AusStage database ...
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  2. Follett, Rosemary (1948-)
    Politician; Public Servant
    ... Follett, Rosemary (1948-) ... , some things improved. In 1992, more women (Joan Kirner and Carmen Lawrence) were at the state and ... Rosemary Follett was born in Sydney in 1948 but is Canberra in her heart, describing herself as 'in ...
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  3. Power, Lawrence
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  1. PROMOTIONS—COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922-1948.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 26 May 1949 [Issue No.36] p 1548

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... PROMOTIONS—COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922*1948. nriHE Public Service Board has— (1) Confirmed ... Glastonbury, 16th December, 1948: Eileen Ethel Hussey, Rita Bernadette Barrie, Thelma Joyce Hurley, 13th ... 808 words
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  2. PROMOTIONS—COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1922-1948.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 29 June 1950 [Issue No.36] p 1597

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... John Isbell, Simon Jack Parry, Stanley Frederick Letbe, Robert Lawrence Tilbrook, Raymond Allen Carmen ... PROMOTIONS-COMMONWEALTH PUBUC SERVICE ACT 1922-1948. fJlHE Public Service Board has-— (1) Confirmed ... 1471 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,660.753)

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  3. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—In the will of JOSEPH LAWRENCE MONREAL,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 13 September 1963 [Issue No.86] p 2730

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Administration Act, 1898-1947, Mary Carmen Monreal, the executrix of the will of the said Joseph Lawrence Monreal ... IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—In the will of JOSEPH LAWRENCE ... 163 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 919.22)

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  1. Records of Carmen Lawrence
    Lawrence, Carmen Mary
    [ Unpublished : 2008 ]
    At Curtin Uni Library
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  2. Slide - Carmen Lawrence and Paddy Crumlin being interviewed during the Patrick Dispute
    [ Unpublished : 1998 ]
    At ANU Archives Program
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  3. Slide - Carmen Lawrence and Paddy Crumlin during the Patrick Dispute
    [ Unpublished : 1998 ]
    At ANU Archives Program
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 331.884)

  1. Carmen.
    Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925) Thursday 18 April 1907 p 29 Article
    ... Carmen. '''Carmen,,'' Bizet's popular opera, staged for th L» first time this season, at the ... them. ' The libretto is founded upon Prosper MerW race's story, "Carmen." with plenty of lic<Jnso( The ... 1989 words
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  2. Carmen Lawrence's fey world GOVERNMENT
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 11 December 1994 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... Carmen Lawrence's fey world GOVERNMENT Jodie Brough The following is an account of a short trip ... through the fey world of l)r Carmen Lawrence. The facts alone are; sufficiently interesting and need no ... 1046 words
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  3. ALF LAWRENCE and VIOLET CARMEN
    Sport (Adelaide, SA : 1911 - 1948) Saturday 20 December 1913 p 12 Article Illustrated
    ... AXF LAWRENCE and VIOLET CARMEN opening at the-King's i>n -Dec^2@th. ... 10 words
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  1. Carmen Lawrence
    Ridgeway, Aden; Australian Democrats
    [ Article : 2002 ]
    View online
    At Parliament Library
    Carmen Lawrence
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  2. Carmen Lawrence
    Beazley, Kim; Australian Labor Party
    [ Article : 1999 ]
    View online
    At Parliament Library
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  3. Statement by Dr Carmen Lawrence
    Lawrence, Carmen
    [ Article : 1997 ]
    View online
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    Statement by Dr Carmen Lawrence
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  4. Dr Carmen Lawrence: graduate profile
    Uniview Magazine
    [ Article : 1994 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 576.796)

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  1. Carmen Mary Lawrence / A. R. G. Griffiths
    Griffiths, A. R. G. (Anthony Royston Grant), 1940-
    [ Book ]
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  2. Taskforce on Quality in Australian Health Care : interim report to the Hon. Dr Carmen Lawrence ... ..
    Australia. Taskforce on Quality in Australian Health Care
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 393.098)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 393.098)

  3. Carmen
    Janson, Agnes
    [ Book : 1900-1901 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Carmen
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 375.934)

  4. Speaking out, taking part : final report to the Hon. Premier of Western Australia, Dr Carmen Lawrence, MLA / a report to the government from the Community and Family Commission on behalf of the people of Western Australia
    Western Australia. Community and Family Commission
    [ Book, Government publication : 1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Speaking out, taking part : final report to the Hon. Premier of Western Australia, Dr Carmen Lawrence, MLA / a report to the government from the Community and Family Commission on behalf of the people of Western Australia
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 374.301)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 374.301)

  1. Carmen Lawrence
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2001-2007 ]
    View online
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  2. Carmen Lawrence acquitted
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 1999 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
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  3. Carmen Lawrence elected ALP President
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Carmen Lawrence elected ALP President
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  4. Labor bloodletting pointless: Carmen Lawrence
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
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    Labor bloodletting pointless: Carmen Lawrence
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    MARGO LEWERS
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    Social articles
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    Centring on vintage fashion, the socialites and VIPs of Sydney

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