The following citations have been awarded to IEU Assistant Secretary Pam Smith and IEU NESA Consultant Denise McHugh.
Denise has been a dedicated member of the Labor Party in the New England region for over a decade.
Denise ran a strong campaign as a Labor candidate in the 2007 state election for the seat of Tamworth.
Denise is a considered and consistent contributor to Tamworth branch meetings and has provided an intelligent and thoughtful voice in policy development.
She has held the position of president, SEC and FEC delegate, and state conference delegate.
Denise has helped on every election campaign since becoming a member, often campaigning under very difficult circumstances in tiger country.
As a former school teacher, she is an active long term member of the Independent Education Union and sits on the Union’s executive.
Nominated by the Hills Branch
Supported by Peter Primrose MLC
Pam Smith joined the Party in 1976 as a student at the University of New England.
Pam has held a number of positions in the Goondiwindi, Narrabri, Guildford and the Hills Branch, of which she is currently President.
Pam is also secretary of Mitchell FEC, Vice President of Seven Hills SEC and a delegate to Parramatta LGC.
In 1984 Pam stood as the candidate for the electorate of Gwydir, and was a councillor for Parramatta City Council form 1991-1995.
A committed unionist, Pam is an Assistant Secretary at the Independent Education Union at Parramatta. Pam is also a member of the NSW Labor Education Policy Committee.