Statement attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:

“On behalf of working people across the country and the Australian trade union movement I congratulate Ged Kearney on her win in Batman.

“Ged has been a tireless advocate for working people for decades – in our hospitals, as the national leader of nurses and midwives, as ACTU president and now as the member for Batman.

“As working people fight to change the rules so Australia is a fairer and better country, they will have an ally in Canberra in Ged Kearney.

“Our democracy is richer for Ged’s election.”