Ged Kearney

Ged Kearney


Candidate for Batman


Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in the electorate of Batman for 20 years.

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.

She is standing in the Federal Seat of Batman to stop cuts to education, fight for better school funding and to stop cuts to health.

Ged’s working life has been about action, integrity and achieving real change.

She was the youngest of 9 children and currently has four children of her own.

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