Inductees 2016 - Hon. Cheryl Davenport

Hon. Cheryl Davenport

The Hon Cheryl Davenport was the driving force to ensure women and their medical practitioners in Western Australia were free of fear and prosecution if they chose to terminate their pregnancy.

While in Opposition, Cheryl introduced a private members bill in the WA Parliament negotiating with sensitivity and respect to deliver the women of Western Australia safe and healthy reproductive choice.

Ms Davenport was born in Pinjarra Western Australia and educated at North Dandalup Parimary School and Pinjarra Senior High School.

She joined the Labor party in 1968 and was Secretary of the Mandurah branch from 1971. In 1989 Cheryl was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as Labor member for South Metropolitan area. She was subsequently re-elected in 1993 & 1996 and has a substantial record of Standing Committee and party room service She was Shadow Minister for Seniors from 1997 to 2001 and with the late Victorian Premier Mrs Joan Kirner, was a founding members of EMILY’s List Australia.

More recently, Cheryl was Past Secretary to Norfolk Island Government, advising the Norfolk Government on all legislative and governance matters. It’s wonderful that Cheryl appeared in the film we just saw as she could not be with us this evening. Collecting her pin and certificate is Ms Patricia Tassell.



Article Index
Inductees 2016
Hon. Cheryl Davenport
Mrs Oriel Green
Reverend Pam Halbert
Glenda Kickett
Annette Knight
Drisana Levitzke-Gray
Honourable Justice Carmel McLure
Holly-ann Martin
Professor Margaret Seares AO
Dr Erica Smyth
Roll of Honour - Robin Adamson (d. 2015)
Roll of Honour - Ada Bromham (1880 - 1965)
Roll of Honour - Ruby Florence Hutchison (1892 – 1974)
Roll of Honour - Sister Mary Martin Kelly (1930 - 1987)
Roll of Honour - Melvina Alice Rowley (d. 2016)
Roll of Honour - Vida Jean Wright (18 Dec 1915 to 30 July 2005)
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