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Lisa Darmanin


Lisa Darmanin is the first female executive president of the Australian Services Union’s Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch.

In her role at the ASU, Lisa Darmanin led the landmark equal pay campaign for social and community services workers. This campaign culminated in the sector’s predominantly female workers achieving pay rises ranging from 23 to 45%.

Lisa previously worked at Victorian Trades Hall Council, coordinating the Your Rights at Work campaign in Victoria and in the community sector.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Business (Industrial Relations), a Diploma of Community Development and is on the Boards of HESTA, the Community Services and Health Industry Training Board and the National Committee of EMILY’s List.

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