Peta Seaton

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Peta Seaton

Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Southern Highlands
In office
25 May 1996 – 2 March 2007
Preceded byJohn Fahey
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Personal details
Born (1959-10-09) 9 October 1959 (age 59)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
OccupationPolitical adviser

Peta Luise Seaton AM (born 9 October 1959), a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Southern Highlands for the Liberal Party from 1996 until her retirement prior to the 2007 election.[1]

Seaton was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and educated at Woodford School, Solomon Islands, Wenona School, North Sydney and the University of Sydney, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Archaeology.

She worked in the television industry from 1983 to 1987. She was press secretary for the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Ted Pickering, from 1987 to 1988. She worked for Premier Nick Greiner from 1988 to 1992 and Premier John Fahey in 1992. She worked in Canberra as adviser and programme director for the Leader of the Federal Opposition, John Hewson from 1992 to 1993.[2]


She is married with one daughter.


  1. ^ "Ms Peta Luise Seaton, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Seaton, Peta Luise (1959 - )". Australian Women. Retrieved 2007-02-23.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Fahey
Member for Southern Highlands
District abolished