|11th President of the ACTU|
|Assumed office |
28 July 2018
|Preceded by||Ged Kearney|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
O'Neil spoke in favour of scrapping boat turn-backs in 2015 when a delegate at the Labor party conference.
In 2018, O'Neil was elected president of the ACTU.
Born in Melbourne, O’Neil is the youngest of five daughters. Her mother left school at 13 to work in a tannery in Melbourne and worked as a waitress, and in various other casual jobs while raising five daughters. O'Neil’s father served in the army, before serving as a public servant and briefly as an Australian Football League (AFL) administrator.
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