Sheldon, Joan Mary (1943–)

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Sheldon, Joan Mary (1943–)

Australian politician. Born April 29, 1943, in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.

Was a physiotherapist (1979–90); as a member of the Liberal Party, elected to the Queensland Parliament for Landsborough (1990–92), then Caloundra (1992–); shadow minister for Employment, Training, Industrial Relations and the Arts (2000–01); served as Liberal Party Leader (1991–98), the 1st woman to lead a political party.