Gloria Joan Liles CHILD
Also known as: Joan
Died: 23 February 2013Special Achievements:
First woman Australian Labor Party (ALP) member in the House of Representatives (1974)
Australia's first woman Speaker of either House of the Federal Parliament (House of Representatives: 1986)
In the Queen's Birthday Honours of June 1990, Child was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.Additional Information:
Then Prime Minister Julia Gillard described herself as 'one of the women who walked through the door that Joan so brilliantly opened' (Australian, 6 March 2013).
Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2001