Vale Joan Kirner - Inspirational Leader

02 Jun 2015 2:40 PM | Jasmyn Mumme (Administrator)
Joan Kirner passed away on 1 June 2015 following a life time of inspirational leadership and action for women’s equality. The first Victorian Premier, Joan left politics in 1993 and went on to lead significant change in women’s representation in all parliaments across the country. Joan was a founder and ambassador of EMILY’s list, an organisation that supports progressive Labor women candidates entering politics. As the tributes come in Joan is described as a dauntless warrior for social democracy with an extraordinary vision for the children of the future, and a true political trailblazer. She is also fondly remembered for her wit and humour, and as an incredibly supportive mentor by many, many women. As the Women’s Agenda has noted today, “Vale Joan Kirner, a woman who changed Australia”.

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