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Joanne Catherine Ryan (born 29 July 1961) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Australian House of Representatives since September 2013 representing the Division of Lalor, Victoria for the Australian Labor Party.

Joanne Ryan

Joanne Ryan, Member of Australian Parliament for Lalor.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lalor
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded byJulia Gillard
Personal details
Joanne Catherine Ryan

(1961-07-29) 29 July 1961 (age 58)
Werribee, Victoria, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne

Early careerEdit

Ryan completed a Bachelor of Education (Arts) at the University of Melbourne. Ryan was a former school Principal at Moonee Ponds Central School. Prior to this she worked at Laverton Secondary College and Galvin Park Secondary College in Werribee, Victoria. [1][2]

Political careerEdit

Ryan won the seat of Lalor at the 2013 election, and secured a 12.2-point margin.

Ryan currently serves as Opposition Whip in the Australian House of Representatives and has done so since 16 October 2013.[3]

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External linksEdit

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Julia Gillard
Member for Lalor