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Federal Assistant Minister Ged Kearney; Nanette McGregor tribute

Out of the Pan

Newly appointed (like,4 days) federal Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ged Kearney dives deep into LGBTIQA+ issues (and more); tributes for the awesome ally Nanette McGregor and please sign funky 56yo Sally's first ever e-petition

5 Jun 2022

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Summer special: The crisis in Aged Care with Ged Kearney

Follow The Money

In our summer special series, we bring you some of our favourite guests from the Australia Institute’s webinar series in 2020. In this episode, host Ebony Bennett talks to Ged Kearney MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care, Beris Campbell, Board member of Homeshare and Ruth Kestermann, CEO of Holdsworth Community Sydney for a discussion on Australia's critical but badly neglected aged care sector and how we can help older Australians to age well, preferably at home.The full webinar is available on the Australia Institute’s YouTube channel here.Host: Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennettGuests:Ged Kearney MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care, Member for Cooper // @gedkearneyBeris Campbell, Board member, HomeshareRuth Kestermann, CEO, Holdsworth Community SydneyProducer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermaceyTheme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and ThrumSupport Follow the Money: https://nb.australiainstitute.org.au/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


25 Jan 2021

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Town Hall Talk with Ged Kearney

Town Hall Talks

As the Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman has brought key shadow ministers to her constituency. In this episode, listen to Susan present questions from the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains to Ged Kearney, Shadow Minister for Aged Care. This was originally recorded for Facebook Live.

1hr 1min

3 Sep 2020

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Episode Fifteen - "Politics, Policy and People" with Ged Kearney

Moments of Clarity

Today on Moments of Clarity, I speak to Ged Kearney. Ged Kearney is the Federal Member for Cooper. Ged has served in the parliament since March 2018, when she was elected in a by-election. Ged is the first woman to hold the seat. Ged is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care. Ged started her working life as a nurse and rose to become Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation. From 2010, Ged served as the president of the ACTU – the peak body of Australia’s union movement – where she fought for better conditions for Australian workers. Ged’s working life – from nurse to President of the ACTU to parliamentarian – has been about fighting for the rights of others. She is a strong voice for workers’ rights and social justice inside Labor and the Parliament. Ged is a passionate advocate for the environment, asylum seekers, education, universal healthcare and decent jobs. Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in Cooper for over 25 years. Ged has four children, two stepdaughters and two much loved grandchildren. To find out more about Ged you can visit: www.gedkearney.org.au Twitter: @gedkearney Instagram: @gedkearney Facebook: @gedkearneylabor Ged Kearney's recent op-ed in The Age: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/full-employment-could-be-the-answer-to-rebuilding-the-economy-20200511-p54rw0.html You can now follow Moments of Clarity on social media! Instagram: @momentsofclaritypodcast Facebook: @momentsofclaritypodcast Twitter @BarneyMOC Podcast By Matthew "Barney" Sortino Music by Christian Prochilo Artwork by Michael Chrisanthopoulos

1hr 30mins

31 May 2020

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Episode 16 Elizabeth interviews Ged Kearney (Member of Australian Parliament)

Get out of Teaching

Having worked as a nurse and a nurse educator, Ged found herself in the challenging and exciting world of politics in her forties, while raising a young family. Now working as an advocate for local communities of the disenfranchised and vulnerable, Ged is making a massive impact in her local community and at the federal level. In this inspiring episode, she shares her journey and offers insight, advice and support for anyone who is considering a career in politics. 


19 May 2020

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Change Management IRL with Ged Kearney

Casa de Cambio

How do you bring about change in the real world? Tash sat down with federal member for Cooper Ged Kearney to discuss just that. She talked about her efforts to change asylum seeker policy in Australia, as well as campaigning for worker's rights.Ged was a delight to speak to - she was open, honest, told some really great stories, and didn't have any of the characteristics you would expect from a 'typical' politician. No three word slogans, no dodging questions, no repeating party lines ad nauseum. She also gave some excellent tips for managing change at a federal level which can easily be applied to how we lead change in the corporate world.Ged recommends:The Young Pope on SBS on demandDark Emu by Bruce PascoeToo Much Lip by Melissa Lukashenko


12 Feb 2020

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Ged Kearney: Environmental sustainability and equality.

Progressive Ideas Worth Sharing

Ged Kearney MP (ALP Member for Batman) Ged was born and raised in Melbourne and lived in the electorate of Batman for 20 years. 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 ACTU – the peak body of Australia’s union movement – where she has been fighting for better conditions for Australian workers. Ged fought John Howard’s Workchoices to protect our rights at work, and is a passionate advocate for social justice and gender equality in the workplace. This is the third event of Victorian Fabians' Spring Series for 2018, co-hosted by the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN), at which we'll discuss environmental sustainability and equality, with talks by Dr Bruce Lindsay and Ged Kearney MP. The 2018 IPCC report on climate change says we have about 12 years to act to keep climate change to 1.5 degrees. The action required to prevent increasing CO2 will be both rapid and dislocating but not anywhere near as dislocating as the effects of higher than 1.5 degrees of warming. Many of the impacts from climate risks and remedies will disproportionately affect the more disadvantaged in our society. This represents a threat to our progressive social democracy. How do we act on climate change and sustain a thriving diverse environment, human well-being and equality all at the same time?


1 Nov 2018

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Ep. 52: Ged Kearney.... MEMBER FOR BATMAN!!

Pod On The Hill - Victorian Labor Podcast

After a massive win on Saturday evening in Batman, Nicola spoke to Ged Kearney - the newly elected Federal Member for Batman. When Ged took the stage in Thornbury on Saturday night in front of over 700 Labor supporters - the room went wild. Discover the path she and the Labor campaign forged to chalk up this historic-against the odds victory.


22 Mar 2018

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Ep. 46: Ged Kearney our candidate for Batman!

Pod On The Hill - Victorian Labor Podcast

Former nurse, long-time activist and more recently ACTU President, Ged is now Labor’s candidate for Batman. For most of our listeners, Ged needs no introduction. In fact, you might remember our chat with her last year. And *spoiler alert*, she’s still pretty fired up about fighting inequality, schools funding, protecting workers’ rights and preserving Medicare.


9 Feb 2018

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Ep. 3: Ged Kearney - ACTU President

Pod On The Hill - Victorian Labor Podcast

On this week's episode of Pod on the Hill, Victorian Labor's Nicola Castleman sits down with the President of the ACTU Ged Kearney. Ged talks about her journey into unionism, the current penalty rates campaign and her love of those mighty Tiges!


8 Mar 2017