Sharan Burrow

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary of the ITUC

Sharan's a woman whose life has been defined by the quest for social justice and equality.

She is best known for her feisty, tireless and highly effective work as the head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, a position she held from 2000 to mid 2010.

Sharan presided over one of the most defining periods in the ACTU's history as the union movement worked to defeat the former Liberal Government's unpopular and ultimately unsuccessful WorkChoices legislation.

Speeches:

Added 31 May 2011
Image

Sharan Burrow

The 2011 Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration

Sharan presided over one of the most defining periods in the ACTU's history as the union movement worked to defeat the former Liberal Government's unpopular and ultimately unsuccessful WorkChoices legislation. Here, Sharan presents the Inaugural Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration.

Added 05 June 2007

Sharan Burrow

The 2007 Community Leadership Oration

The word 'community' appears to have dropped from our political lexicon. Not just the word, but the idea of the community seems to have been lost, and has been replaced with a debate around economic prosperity. People deserve healthier communities with the fundamental services of health, education, housing, transport and the like. We have a lot to defend.

Get the Communities in Control podcast

Get the Communities in Control event app