Susan Ryan, the first woman to hold the portfolio relating to women’s affairs has died | ABC News

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    Susan Ryan, a trailblazing figure for women in politics who later served as Australia’s first age discrimination commissioner, has died aged 77. Ms Ryan served as a minister in Bob Hawke’s Labor government, holding titles including special minister of state, minister for education and minister assisting the prime minister for the status of women. She was the first woman to hold the portfolio relating to women’s affairs, and the first female minister from the Labor Party. Key laws enshrining opportunity and rights for women were legislated on her watch, including the Sex Discrimination Act. She would later be quoted as calling the Sex Discrimination Act “probably the most useful thing I’ve done in my life”. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE

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