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Janine Haines interviewed by Jenny Palmer [sound recording]
Bib ID 1040230
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Haines, Janine, 1945-2004, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2001 June 
4 digital audio tapes (ca. 228 min.) 
Summary

Haines speaks of her early involvement in Australian poltics at the state level; the emergence of the Democrats in South Australia; her election to Federal Parliament in 1977 as a Senator from South Australia; the difficulties confronting a new member of Parliament; her relationship with the media as the female head of a political party; her relationships on a party level with the other major political parties; her election to the position of Deputy leader of the Australian Democrats in 1985 and then in 1986 to the position of Federal leader which she held till the 1990 Federal election; her activities since leaving Parliament in 1990.

Biography/History

Haines spent her early family years growing up in country South Australia, settling in Adelaide by the time she attended Brighton High School; was elected to Parliament as the Senator for South Australia in 1977. She was elected Deputy leader of the Australian Democrats in 1985; elected to the position of Federal leader in 1986 which she held until 1990. Since 1990 she had taken on a number of roles; as a freelance writer and speaker; involvement in a number of organizations; as a member of Parliamentary delegations to South Africa and Iraq.

Notes

Recorded on June 18 2001 and June 20 2001 in Netley, S.A.

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Index/Finding Aid Note Uncorrected transcript (typescript, 164 leaves) 
Subjects Haines, Janine, 1945-2004. -- Interviews.  |  Australian Democrats -- History.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Political leadership -- Australia -- 1965-  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- 1965-
Occupation Politicians.
Other authors/contributors Palmer, Jenny (Jennifer Margaret), 1945-, Interviewer

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