Sharan Burrow

Sharan's a woman whose life has been defined by the quest for social justice and equality.

She is best known for her feisty, tireless and highly effective work as the head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, a position she held from 2000 to mid 2010.

Sharan presided over one of the most defining periods in the ACTU's history as the union movement worked to defeat the former Liberal Government's unpopular and ultimately unsuccessful WorkChoices legislation.

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