She was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Cunningham, New South Wales, at the October 2004 election. She had contested the same seat at the 2002 by-election, but was defeated by the Australian Greens candidate, Michael Organ.
Bird was born in Wollongong, and was educated at Sydney University and the University of Wollongong. She was a high-school teacher before entering politics. She worked as an electorate officer for Colin Hollis, the member for the adjoining seat of Throsby, and was then a Senior Project Officer with the New South Wales Department of Juvenile Justice. She was a member of the Shellharbour City Council 1991-95.
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