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Pam O'Neil

Pam O'Neil

Pamela Frances O'Neil (born 20 September 1945) is a former Australian politician. She was the Labor member for Fannie Bay in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1977 to 1983. In 1984, she was appointed Australia's first Sex Discrimination Commissioner by the Hawke Government, holding the position until 1988 when she was succeeded by Quentin Bryce.[1][2]

Pam O'Neil
Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
for Fannie Bay
In office
13 August 1977  2 December 1983
Preceded byGrant Tambling
Succeeded byMarshall Perron
Personal details
Born (1945-09-20) 20 September 1945
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Years Term Electoral division Party
19771980 2nd Fannie Bay Labor
19801983 3rd Fannie Bay Labor


  1. Green, Antony (2005). "Fannie Bay". 2005 Northern Territory Election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. "Pamela O'Neill becomes first Sex Discrimination Commissioner | Timeline". 30 November 1984. Retrieved 15 January 2016.

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