Susan Ryan

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Ryan in 2013

Susan Maree Ryan AO (born 10 October 1942) is an Australian public servant and politician. She has been the Age Discrimination Commissioner since 2011, within the Australian Human Rights Commission. She is a member of the Labor Party. She served as a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory between 1975 and 1987.

Ryan also served as a minister in the Hawke Goverment. In 1983, she became the first female Labor minister when she became the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women and Minister for Education and Youth Affairs. She was involved in the creation of the Template:Cite Legislation AU and the Template:Cite Legislation AU. She was also Special Minister of State from 1987 to 1988.

Ryan was born in Sydney, New South Wales. She was married to government official Richard Butler from 1963 to 1972. The couple have two children.[1]

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  1. "Ryan, Susan Maree (1942–)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Retrieved 24 February 2020.