- 8 May 1945
Tanunda, South Australia, Australia
- 20 November 2004
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
On 11 June 2001, Haines became a Member of the Order of Australia 'for service to the Australian Parliament and to politics, particularly as Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Democrats, and to the community.'
Haines was appointed to the Senate to fill a casual vacancy in South Australia in 1977. In 1986 she became the first woman to lead an Australian political party when she was elected leader of the Australian Democrats.
(Source: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours_list/resultDetail.cfm?awardsID=709341 accessed 17/04/2002 and Emma Grahame in Australian Feminism: A Companion.)