Woman Haines, Janine
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Janine Haines was born in Tanunda, South Australia in 1945. She worked as a teacher before entering politics in 1977 when she became the Australian Democrats' first senator. She was elected as deputy leader of the party in 1985 and leader the following year, making her the first female to lead an Australian political party. She died in 2004.
- McNicoll, D.D., 'Voter Who Wanted a Say [obituary]', The Australian, 23 November 2004, p. 11. Details