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Phyllis Benjamin was born August 30th 1907 in Mosman, NSW.
She became MLC (ALP) for Hobart Tasmania 1952-1976 becoming the first woman in Australia to lead an Upper House (1968-1969), she was also Deputy Leader (1956-1968), (1972-1976).
She was the longest serving woman of any State Parliament in Australia.
Her interest in social issues of the day included transport, housing, the investigation of consumer complaints and meeting the needs of pensioners and the handicapped
She was able to address these issues through her involvement in many organisations at a State and Federal level:
For many years she took an active interest in:
She was Convenor of Laws for the National Council of Women, giving reports on what happened in the field of law-making which was of special interest to women.
Legge, J.S. (Ed), Who’s Who in Australia, Melbourne: Herald & Weekly Times Ltd., 1974
Women of Achievement, Saluting the Work of Tasmanian Women in the Service of the Community, Mercury, 30 September.1970, p. 22
Mercury, 23 May 1968 p. 5
Tasmaniana Collection, State Library of Tasmania
Photograph reproduced with permission from Tasmanian House of Assembly.