|Member of the Australian Parliament
10 November 2001 – 19 July 2010
|Preceded by||Colin Hollis|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Jones|
28 August 1947
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Profession||Teacher, union official|
Jennie George, AO (born 28 August 1947) is an Australian politician, and former Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from November 2001 to July 2010, representing the Division of Throsby, New South Wales.
Jennie George was born Eugenie Sinicky in Trani, Italy, where her parents were displaced persons from the Soviet Union. She was educated at the Burwood Girls High School, Sydney University and the Sydney Teachers College.
George was a Secondary school teacher and an active member of the teacher's union. George was elected General Secretary of the New South Wales Teachers Federation 1980-82. During the 1960s and early 1970s she was a member of the Communist Party of Australia.
George was Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) in 1987, Assistant Secretary of the ACTU 1991-96 and President of the ACTU 1996- March 2000. She was the first woman to hold this position. She was Assistant National Director, Trade Union Training Authority 1989-91 and a board member of Delta Electricity from 2000 to 2001.
George has served on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage from 20 March 2002, on the Standing Committee on Family and Community Services from 20 March 2002 to 31 August 2004 and on the Standing Committee on Family and Human Services from 2 December 2004. She was Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Heritage from 2004 to 2007.
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|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Throsby
|President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions