‘Too old’ for the Liberals: Libby Lyons on life, work and defying expectations
As the granddaughter of of former Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons, Libby Lyons definitely comes form strong political stock.
But as she told Julie-anne Sprague on 6PR Afternoons, “I’ve learned that you don’t have to be a politician to make a difference in people’s lives.”
A former public servant and advocate for a range of issues including women’s rights and workplace culture, Ms Lyons has had a very eclectic career, but has never lost her drive.
“I think political parties are looking for young people; that’s fine, but I think there’s a lot to be said for life experience in politics,” she said.
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“We need more diversity, because that would give us genuine diversity of thought. That’s how you create great governments.”