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Joan Elizabeth Kirner, AC

Joan Elizabeth Kirner

20 June 1938 (Essendon, Victoria)
01 June 2015
John Keith Hood, fitter and turner, and Beryl Edith Cole, music teacher
14 Jan 1960 Ronald George Kirner, school teacher; 2s. 1d.
Parent activist
Aberfeldie State School, Penleigh Ladies College, University High School, Melbourne University, BA, Dip Ed. 1958
Technical school teacher 18 months; President, Croydon North Kindergarten 1963-1966, Croydon North State School Parent Club 1969-1972; President Victorian Federation of State Schools' Parents Club 1971-1977, executive officer 1978-1982; member Australian Schools Commission 1973-1978, Vic. In-Service Education committee 1974-1976, Aust. Cl Sch. Orgn 1975-78. Vic. Fedn Parent Clubs 1973-78. Vic. Disadvantaged Schools Programme State Committee 1974-1981, Standing Committee on School Based Decision Making 1975-1979; Member of the Australian College of Education 1976; member Institute of Education Admin 1978-1981, Vic. Employment Committee 1979-1980; president Croydon High School Council 1979-1980; member Western Region Education Centre 1981-1982, Williamstown High School Council 1982- , Footscray Institute of Technical Council 1982-85 , Victorian Institute of Secondary Education Council 1982-85 ; Footscray and Newport College of TAFE CIs 1983-85 ; convenor School Improvement Plan working party 1982; patron, Living Museum of the West; member minister inquiry into education services for the disabled 1982-1983, youth policy task force 1983. Memb. MCG Trust 1990-98. Memb. Nettforce 1994-98. Memb. Bd Playbox Theatre 1995-. Chair Aust. Centre for Equity in Educ. since 1996. Memb. Bd Evatt Foundn 1994-98. Memb. Playbox Theatre Bd 1995-. Patron Women's Circus 1993-, Positive Women 1995-. Chair Centenary Fedn Adv. Cttee 1993-94. Chair Employment Svces Regulatory Auth. (ESRA) 1994-97. Bd Crossroads Salvation Army 1997-2001. Co-convenor, Emily's List Australia 1996-2015. Centenary of Fedn Adv. Cttee Vic. 2000. Member, Children's Television Foundation 2001. Member of Order of Australia (AM) for community service 1980; Centenary Medal 2001; Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for services to the Parliament of Victoria and community 2012.;
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Joined 1978, member Casey (fed.) and Warrandyte campaign committees, chairperson education policy committee 1980-90. Dep. Pres. 1993-94 and Pres. 1994-95 Vic. Br ALP.
Melbourne West
3rd Apr 1982
30th Sep 1988
1st Oct 1988
27th May 1994

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Inaugural Speech
29 June 1982, ALP, Council, Melbourne West
Dep. Premier February 1989-90. Premier August 1990-92. Minister for Women's Affairs 1990-92. Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands 1985-88. Minister for Education 1988-90. Minister for Ethnic Affairs 1990-91. Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Shadow Minister for Women's Affairs Oct 1992-Mar 1993. Social Development committee 1982-85 . Prisons Service committee 1983. Resigned 27 May 1994.
Author of numerous papers on education, women in politics, land care and parent participation. Women's Power Handbook and Women's Power Pocket Book (w. Moira Rayner).
Who's Who in Australia 1983; Lofthouse, A., Who's Who of Australian Women', North Ryde, 1982; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Age 9 Oct 1973, 17 July 1979; personal information.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
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