|Senator for New South Wales|
1 July 1990 – 30 June 2002
22 October 1954 |
Sydney, New South Wales
|Political party||Australian Democrats|
|Alma mater||University of New South Wales|
Bourne was born in Sydney; she attended the selective High School Fort Street, and then UNSW where she obtained a BSc and MSc. She was employed as a research officer for Democrats Senator Colin Mason in 1978; in 1980 she joined the party. Following Mason's resignation she was a research officer for Senator Paul McLean.
Bourne was elected to the Senate in the Australian federal election, 1990; her term began on 1 July 1990. She was elected for a second term in the Australian federal election, 1996. After she was defeated by Australian Greens candidate Kerry Nettle in the Australian federal election, 2001, her term ended on 30 June 2002.