JTP former colleague Rosemary Varty receives the Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Rosemary Varty worked at JT&P in the early years of the firm from 1981 – 1985 and was recently awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
After her time at JT&P, Rosemary entered a career in politics, the first of two former JT&P staff to do so. The other being current member for Forest Hill, Neil Angus MP.
Rosemary was involved in the first ever Victorian parliamentary “dead heat” in the 1985 state election only miss out by the ‘toss of a coin’, literally!
She won her seat in the next state election and served as Parliamentary Secretary in the Jeff Kennett Government from 1992-1999, a huge era of economic and social reform in Victoria, which gave us the Domain and Burnley Tunnels and, not the least, the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre otherwise known as… “Jeff’s Shed!”
On the 14th June, Rosemary was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to the community.
Rosemary lives in Seville in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and still enjoys occasional bowls at the ripe young age of 87!
Rosemary remains a client of JT&P to this day and congratulates for her services to the community and the sport of bowls.