Child, Joan (1921–)

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Child, Joan (1921–)

Australian politician. Name variations: Gloria Joan Liles. Born Gloria Joan Liles, Aug 3, 1921, in Melbourne, Australia.

Worked as a trade union liaison officer and research assistant; as a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), was elected to the House of Representatives for Henty, Victoria (1974); became the 1st woman to serve as Speaker of the House (Feb 11, 1986–Aug 28, 1989); served in the House (1974–75, 1980–90).