|Member of the Australian Parliament
18 October 1980 – 8 February 1993
|Preceded by||Kevin Cairns|
|Succeeded by||Wayne Swan|
|Born||Elaine Elizabeth Melloy
6 June 1936
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
In 1980, she was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Lilley, defeating the sitting Liberal MP Kevin Cairns. She was the fifth woman elected to the House of Representatives, and the second female Labor member of that House (the first was Joan Child). She held Lilley until her retirement in 1993.
Family political connections
Her father Jack Melloy was a long serving member of the Australian Labor Party and member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Her daughter, Vicky Darling, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2006 to 2012.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Lilley
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