Early life and education
In 1988, she was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council for the Liberal Party. She was the first Chinese to be elected to an Australian parliament. She continued as a Liberal MLC until 1998, when she resigned from the party to sit as an independent. She retired before the 2003 election. In 1992 she became one of the eminent Australians serving on the original Foundation Council of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Since her retirement she has been involved in various fund-raising activities in her local community.
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- Chris Lilley and His Aussie Heroes - Macquarie University
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- Belongings: Post World War 2 migration memories & journeys Andrea Fernandes, NSW Migration Heritage Centre, 2008.