Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on the Batman by-election

Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on the Batman by-election

Ged Kearney has represented working people as a nurse delegate, as an elected official of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, as the President of the ACTU and she now embarks on a new chapter in a bid to represent working people in the Australian parliament.

A passionate advocate for social justice, workers’ rights, a better environment and a better standard of living, Ged Kearney is a respected national leader who will be able to advance the interests of the people of Batman and the broader Australian community in federal parliament as no-one else could.

Having worked tirelessly on behalf of all working people in Australia through diverse community and civil society organisations, both domestically and on the global stage, to achieve outcomes on family and domestic violence, just transitions for workers and communities into renewable energy, improved rights for working people to speak up for better pay and safer working conditions Ged Kearney will now be a fierce voice in our national parliament.

I thank Ged for her service to the Australian union movement and wish her every success for Batman.

ENDS