Gina Mather

Smaal, Yorick (2007) Gina Mather. Queensland Review, 14 2: 106-107.

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Author Smaal, Yorick
Title Gina Mather
Journal name Queensland Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1321-8166
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Other
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Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 106
End page 107
Total pages 2
Editor Y. Smaal
B. McKay
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This article profiles Gina Mather who has been the president of the Australian Transgender Support Association (ATSA) for over 15 years. Her vociferous activism for social justice and equality has its roots in her work with Queensland Rail, which she joined in 1967. Gina quickly became entrenched in the union movement and soon afterwards became the secretary of the Australian Railways Union. During her time with the railways, Gina spent a considerable period of time in regional parts of Queensland, advocating for workers' rights. While her activities earned her the ire of the authorities the police tapped her phone and the then premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, threatened to remove her as secretary of the union she persevered undeterred.
Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes This piece is based on an interview conducted by Yorick Smaal with Gina Mather, 27 August 2007.

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