Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds (born 19 July 1941) served as an Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland from 1983 to 1999.

Margaret Reynolds
Senator for Queensland
In office
5 March 1983  30 June 1999
Personal details
Born (1941-07-19) 19 July 1941
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Henry Reynolds

Reynolds had two ministerial appointments during her time in the Senate, serving as Minister for Local Government from September 1987 to April 1990 and as Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from January 1988 to April 1990.

She retired from federal politics in 1999, and went on to lecture in politics and international relations at the University of Queensland. In 1995, Reynolds published a book titled The Last Bastion: Labor women working towards equality in the parliaments of Australia, which is a compilation of biographical details about ALP women from the Party's inception till the year it was published. A further book, Living Politics, was published by University of Queensland Press in 2007. Reynolds is married to Henry Reynolds, with whom she has a son (John) and two daughters (Anna and Rebecca).


Political offices
Preceded by
Clyde Holding
Minister for Local Government
Succeeded by
Wendy Fatin
Preceded by
Susan Ryan
Minister assisting the Prime Minister
for the Status of Women


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