Donate to Ged Kearney for Cooper
Ged Kearney is the Labor candidate for Cooper in the 2019 federal election. Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in the electorate of Batman for 20 years. She was the youngest of 9 children and currently has four children of her own. She started her working life as a nurse and rose to become Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation. From 2010, Ged served as the elected president of the ACTU – the peak body of Australia’s union movement – where she has been fighting for better conditions for Australian workers. Ged fought John Howard’s Workchoices to protect rights at work and is a passionate advocate for social justice and gender equality in the workplace. Ged’s working life has been about action, integrity and achieving real change. She was elected as the Member for Batman in the 2016 by-election, and the seat has been renamed to Cooper for the 2019 federal election.
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