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Joan Kirner

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42nd Premier of Victoria
Elections: 1992
In office
10 August 1990 – 6 October 1992
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Davis McCaughey
Richard McGarvie
Deputy Jim Kennan
Preceded by John Cain Jr.
Succeeded by Jeff Kennett
21st Deputy Premier of Victoria
In office
7 February 1989 – 10 August 1990
Premier John Cain (junior)
Preceded by Robert Fordham
Succeeded by Jim Kennan
Leader of the Opposition of Victoria
In office
6 October 1992 – March 1993
Deputy Jim Kennan
Preceded by Jeff Kennett
Succeeded by Jim Kennan
Member of the Victorian Parliament
for Williamstown
In office
1 October 1988 – 27 May 1994
Preceded by Gordon Stirling
Succeeded by Steve Bracks
Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Melbourne West
In office
3 April 1982 – 30 September 1988
Preceded by Herbert "Bon" Thomas
Succeeded by Licia Kokocinski
Personal details
Joan Elizabeth Hood

(1938-06-20)20 June 1938
Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Died 1 June 2015(2015-06-01) (aged 76)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Labor Party
Spouse(s) Ronald George Kirner
Children Michael, Kate, and David
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Teacher

Joan Elizabeth Kirner AC (née Hood; 20 June 1938 – 1 June 2015) was an Australian politician, educator and activist. She was a Labor Party member of the Parliament of Victoria from 1982 to 1994. She was the 42nd Premier of Victoria, serving from 10 August 1990 until 6 October 1992. She was also the 21st Deputy Premier of Victoria from 7 February 1989 until 10 August 1990, and Leader of the Opposition of Victoria from 6 October 1992 until March 1993.

Kirner was born in Essendon, Melbourne. She was married to Ronald George Kirner and had three children.

Kirner died from oesophageal cancer on 1 June 2015 in Melbourne, aged 76.

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