Donate to Joanne Ryan for Lalor
Joanne Ryan is the Labor candidate for Lalor in Victoria for the 2019 federal election. It is no surprise that with 27 years in state education, Joanne entered parliament with a passion for education policy. As a former teacher and principal in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Joanne knows the difference quality education can make in the lives of young people. Since entering the parliament in 2013, Joanne has served as Opposition Whip, Chair of the Social Policy Caucus Committee, Deputy Chair of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Caucus, member of the ALP Education, Science, Research and the Arts Caucus Committee and member of the Joint Standing Committee for Public Works. Joanne followed Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, as the Member for Lalor and is determined to continue the example of her predecessor to support and encourage more women to be leaders in the Labor movement and join the parliamentary ranks at a state and federal level.
"Equality for women from all backgrounds and postcodes starts with guaranteed access to quality education. An education that empowers and emboldens them to not only pursue their personal goals but more importantly, to act in collective ways to deliver gender equality. An education puts women on the road and informed collective action gets us to the destination."