The ACTU congratulates our President Ged Kearney on being nominated to contest pre-selection for the Victorian Labor Party to contest the seat of Brunswick.

Ms Kearney has been a dedicated advocate for working people in her role with the ACTU and formerly with the Australian Nursing Midwifery Federation.

We are certain that Ms Kearney’s experience advocating for the wages, conditions and vital social policies that everyday working people rely on in Australia will hold her in good standing with the pre-selectors of Brunswick.

Ms Kearney has continually demonstrated her commitment to social justice here in Australia and internationally with her leadership vital to securing outcomes in numerous campaigns for workers and human rights more broadly.

The ACTU understands there will now be a democratic process and we wish Ms Kearney the best of luck.