KEARNEY, Gerardine Mary (Ged)Biography for KEARNEY, Ged

Member for Batman (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Batman at by-election on 17.3.18.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 21.5.18.


Born 29.10.1963, East Melbourne, Victoria.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Bachelor of Education (LaTrobe University).

Registered Nurse (Mercy Private Hospital).

President, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2010 to 2018.

Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) from 2008 to 2010.

Assistant Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) from 2002 to 2008.

Deputy Director Nursing - Clinical Nursing Education Department from 2000 to 2002.


Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: The Division of Batman is located in Melbourne's northern suburbs. It covers an area of approximately 66 sq km from Thomastown/Bundoora in the north to Clifton Hill in the south, with Merri Creek providing the vast majority of the western boundary and Darebin Creek, parts of Macleod and Plenty Road Bundoora providing the eastern boundary. The suburbs of Alphington, Bundoora (part), Clifton Hill, Coburg North (part), Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod (part), Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thomastown (part) and Thornbury are in this division.

Area: 66 sq km (approx.)

Electors Enrolled: 111 783 (at 6.4.18)

Industries: Light engineering, textiles, clothing and footwear and general retail.

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