Dr Chrissy Sharp
|Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for South West Region
22 May 1997 – 21 May 2005
18 November 1947 |
|Political party||Greens Western Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Sheffield (BA)
University of Kent (MA)
Murdoch University (PhD)
|Committees||Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (1989-1995)|
Christine "Chrissy" Sharp (born 18 November 1947) is a former Australian politician.
Born in London, Sharp completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Sheffield, and a Master of Arts (Political Science) at the University of Kent. She travelled widely before coming to Western Australia in 1973, later completing a PhD at Murdoch University on politics and ethics.
In 1974 and 1975, Sharp was a journalist for the ABC, and during that time was a prominent activist in Western Australia's burgeoning forest movement. In 1977, Sharp moved with her partner from the city to a farm in Balingup, where she started a local business as a tree farmer.
Sharp was a member of the Environmental Protection Authority from her appointment in 1989 to 1995.
Sharp served on the Donnybrook-Balingup Shire Council.
In the 1989 state election, Sharp worked for the Greens candidate for the South West Region, Louise Duxbury, on policy development.
- "Interview with Christine Sharp".
- "Hon. Christine "Chrissy" Sharp MLC, PhD, MA, BA (Hons)". Former Members. Parliament of Western Australia. 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
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