Woman Malowney, Tricia

Disability rights activist

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Tricia Malowney was born in Victoria. Living with disability as a result of polio contracted in infancy she was 'mainstreamed' throughout her education. She worked with the State Bank of Victoria and Victoria Police before becoming Convenor of Women with Disabilities Victoria in 2004. Her other roles have included: president, Disability Services Board; member, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and deputy chair, Victorian Disability Advisory Council. In 2007, she became chair of the board of Women with Disabilities Victoria.

In 2013, Tricia Malowney was inducted on to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her role in advocating for the rights of women with disabilities.

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