Patricia Giles (née White) born Minlaton, Australia November 16, 1928 (d. 2017). Australian legislator and nurse midwife. First president of World Women Parliamentarians for Peace, 1985; chair of UN Global Commission on Women’s Health, 1993-96; three-time president of International Alliance of Women, 1996–2002. Led Australian delegation to UN Women’s Year. Supported Women’s Peace Camp, Canberra.
“[A] career in politics can be civilised and rewarding; that it provides a unique opportunity to influence people and events, and to serve one's country and its people; and that it can be constructive, rewarding and even fun.” (quoted by Senator George Brandis in Senate, Aug. 10, 2017; photo spirit radio.com.au)