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George, Jennie (1947 - )

Born
20 August 1947
Trani, Italy
Occupation
Parliamentarian and Trade unionist
Alternative Names
  • Sinicky, Eugenie (Birth Name)
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennie_George

Summary

Jennie George, who is of Russian and Italian heritage and came to Australia when she was three years old, was the first woman to be appointed President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) in 1996. In November 2001, she became a Federal Member of Parliament when she successfully contested the seat of Throsby for the Australian Labor Party. She was re-elected in 2004 and 2007, but retired at the 2010 election, which was held on 21 August.

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