While I don't want it to be seen as belittling the memories of her significant life time achievements, she also had a sense of humour and fun, as you can see in this clip from a television comedy show. Vale Joan. You were a good scout and a decent person.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Another one bites the dust
I am very saddened to learn that former State Premier Joan Kirner AC has died. Twitter failed me, only finding out once home this evening and R telling me. In my view she was the most principled person in politics one would ever come across. She was handed the poisoned chalice of the Premiership in the dying days of a discredited Labor government and yet earned the respect of everyone in politics. It was impossible for the Labor government to be re-elected but Joan went about her premiership diligently. She is Victoria's only female Premier and ruled from 1990 until 1992. The worst thing she ever did was drive up Williamstown property prices by the fact that she lived there and loved the town. If Joan reckons it is a good place, it must be.