Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Kirner the AC
Ex Premier Joan Kirner has received our country's highest award, Companion of the Order of Australia. While she wasn't the country's first female Premier, she was Victoria's only female Premier, unfortunately at the helm of a sinking ship as the rats deserted.
She conducted herself with dignity while in office and kept her hands out of the honey jar.
While she is now quite unwell, she still fights for the less privileged in our society.
In my opinion many of these awards are undeserved, often being given to people who are just doing the job they are being paid to do. In Mrs Kirner's case, for her years of unpaid good works makes the award well deserved.