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Faye Lo Po'

Faye Lo Po' AM (born 1 February 1936) is a former Australian politician, serving as member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the electorate of Penrith between 1991 and 2003.

Political career


A longtime member of the Labor Party, Lo Po' was heavily involved in local politics in the 1970s and 1980s, culminating in a term as mayor of the Penrith City Council in 1990–1991, before being elected to the NSW Parliament. While an MP, she held a number of portfolios, including Minister for Women, Community Services, Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs. While the ALP were in opposition from 1994 to 1995, she was Shadow Minister for Housing.[1][2]

She was Alderman of Prospect Electricity from 1980 to 1987 and from 1991 to 1992, serving as chair. From 1986 to 1987, she was chair of the NSW Women's Advisory Council, a Member of the Metropolitan Waste Disposal Authority, chair of the NSW Board of Adult Education, and patron of various groups. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1984.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Faye Lo Po' (1936- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Heywood, Anne; Henningham, Nikki (2 February 2016) [17 October 2001]. "Lo Po', Faye". The Australian Women's Register. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Mrs Faye LO PO - Member of the Order of Australia". Australian Honours Search Facility. Australian Government. 11 June 1984. Archived from the original on 19 January 2024. Retrieved 1 June 2018. For service to education and to the community
Civic offices Preceded byBrian King Mayor of Penrith 1990–1991 Succeeded byTony Aquilina New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded byGuy Matheson Member for Penrith 1991–2003 Succeeded byKaryn Paluzzano Political offices Preceded byWendy Machin Minister for Consumer Affairs 1995 Office abolished New title Minister for Fair Trading 1995–1997 Succeeded byBrian Langton Preceded byKerry Chikarovskias Minister for the Status of Women Minister for Women 1995–2003 Succeeded bySandra Nori Preceded byRon Dyer Minister for Community ServicesMinister for AgeingMinister for Disability Services 1997–2003 Succeeded byCarmel Tebbutt

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