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Cheryl Lynn Edwardes AM (née Duschka; born 1 March 1950) is a former Australian politician.

Cheryl Edwardes

Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Kingsley
In office
4 February 1989 – 26 February 2005
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJudy Hughes
Personal details
Cheryl Lynn Duschka

(1950-03-01) 1 March 1950 (age 69)
Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Vance Bond
Colin Edwardes
Alma materUniversity of Western Australia
ProfessionBarrister and solicitor

She was born at Mount Hawthorn in Perth and was a barrister and solicitor before entering politics. In 1989 she was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the Liberal member for Kingsley. She was immediately promoted to the front bench as Shadow Minister for Education, and remained a senior frontbencher for the rest of her career, including serving as Attorney-General from 1993 to 1995, Family and Services Minister from 1995 to 1997, and Environment Minister from 1997 to 2001. She remained on the front bench in Opposition as Shadow Minister for Planning, Labour Relations and Employment, Public Sector Management and Censorship, and was Manager of Opposition Business from 2004 until her retirement from politics in 2005.[1]

Edwardes was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.[2]


  1. ^ "The Hon. Cheryl Lynn Edwardes MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. ^ "EDWARDES, Cheryl Lynn". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
New seat Member for Kingsley
Succeeded by
Judy Hughes