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Jenny Macklin

Jenny Macklin served for twenty-three years as the federal Member for Jagajaga. Jenny was the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, and was the first woman to become the deputy leader of a major Australian political party. She was the Deputy Leader of the federal parliamentary Labor Party from 2001 to 2006, and she served as the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and the Minister for Disability Reform in the Rudd and Gillard Labor governments. She oversaw the Apology to the Stolen Generations and development of the Closing the Gap framework, and the introduction of Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave scheme; delivered the largest increase to the pension in the history of the payment; was responsible for the design and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and was an integral part of the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Enough is Enough

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  • Enough is Enough

    Kate Thwaites and Jenny Macklin

Events

The Big Teal – Book Launch (online)

Online

Join Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with the Guardian’s political editor Katharine Murphy and the Independent Member for Curtin, Kate Chaney, to celebrate the launch of his book, The Big...

Free

The Big Teal – Simon Holmes à Court in conversation

Readings Hawthorn 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Hawthorn, VIC

Join us to hear Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with Monique Ryan; facilitated by Gay Alcorn. Published as part of the In the National Interest series, The Big Teal,...

Free

Book launch – Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC

Join us for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, edited by Jacquie Houlden and Seumas Spark. To be launched by Dennis Altman. 6 for 6:30pm start....

Free