Woman Maddigan, Judith (Judy) Marilyn

Librarian and Parliamentarian

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Judy Maddigan was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1948. She worked as a public servant and librarian before entering state parliament as a Labor Party member in 1996. In 2003, she became the first female Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria. She has been active in a number of community groups and campaigns, particularly around the environment, heritage and the portrayal of women in advertising.

Published Resources

Book Sections

  • Grey, Madeline, 'The Nature of Women's Political Leadership: Women MPs in the Parliament of Victoria', in Francis, Rosemary; Grimshaw, Patricia; and Standish, Ann (eds), Seizing the Initiative: Australian Women Leaders in Politics, Workplaces and Communities, The University of Melbourne: eScholarship Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, 2012, pp. 379-391. http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/sti/pdfs/27_Grey.pdf. Details

Online Resources