Ged Kearney

Ged Kearney is the Member for Cooper (formerly Batman). 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 Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) where she fought 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 was the youngest of 9 children and currently has four children of her own.