Joan Coxsedge

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Joan Coxsedge wiki "was the first Labor woman to be elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as the Member for Melbourne West Province in July 1979. She served until 1992. While in office she wrote and produced the newsletter, Hard Facts For Hard Times, from her Footscray office, in which she offered a left view of current local, national and international events." [1]

"Professional artist 1962 onwards, seven exhibitions of pen and wash drawings of old buildings and interesting streetscapes, the last one in Havana, Cuba in 1994; anti-war activist gaoled for anti-conscription activities 1968-71; campaigned against Ustasha 1970-72; founding chair, Committee for the Abolition of Political Police 1973- ; completed commission for Builders Labourers Federation to draw Green Bans buildings around Australia 1974; delivered Evatt Memorial Lecture Adelaide University 1982; Board Member Footscray Community Arts Centre 1980-98 and Chair of Board 1990-93; Board Member West Theatre 1989-90; chair ECPAT, End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism 1993-98; Member Realist Group 1968-75; Member Victorian Artists Society since 1965; socialist and feminist. President, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society since 1994." [2]

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  1. Coxsedge, Joan Marjorie, womenaustralia, accessed September 15, 2009.
  2. Coxsedge, Joan Marjorie, parliament.vic, accessed September 15, 2009.