|Member of the New South Wales Parliament
23 June 1990 – 20 March 2003
|Preceded by||Laurie Brereton|
|Succeeded by||Kristina Keneally|
|Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council|
6 November 1978 – 31 May 1990
|Born||Deirdre Mary Brereton
1 September 1938
|Spouse(s)||Walter Grusovin (m. 1962)|
|Relations||Laurie Brereton (brother)|
|Occupation||Politician; librarian and shopkeeper|
Initially elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1978, she remained in office until 1990. During this time she was Minister for Consumer Affairs and Assistant Minister for Health 1986-88 and Minister for Small Business 1987-88. In 1990 she ran in a by-election in Heffron, winning a seat in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly which was vacated by her brother who transferred to Federal Parliament. She was re-elected in 1991, 1995 and 1999.
Grusovin resigned in 2003, following defeat in a bitter preselection battle with Kristina Keneally in 2002. Grusovin threatened to take her case to the Supreme Court, but ultimately stepped aside and Keneally succeeded her in 2003.
- "The Hon. Deirdre Mary Grusovin (1938 - )". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
- Norington, Brad (10 October 2002). "Mum's the word as Grusovin bows out of party battle". smh.com.au. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia (A-L)" (PDF). Australia Day 2016 Honours Lists. Office of the Governor-General of Australia. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Heffron
1990 – 2003