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April - Margaret Reynolds, A Tasmanian Life

Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Margaret Reynolds presents the 2021 A Tasmanian Life Lecture. Born and educated in Hobart, Margaret served as senator for Queensland between 1982 and 1999 being Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women in the late 1980s. After retiring from the Senate she took up adjunct professorial appointments in government at the universities of Queensland and Tasmania, chaired the Commonwealth Human Rights International Advisory Commission (1999–2005), was president of the United Nations Association of Australia (2000–2005) and from 2004 to 2012 served as state manager, National Disability Services Tasmania. Always interested in citizenship education, she organised youth parliaments in Queensland and Tasmania.