Story: Donley, Joan Elsa

Joan Donley with Helen Clark

Joan Donley with Helen Clark

Joan Donley and Helen Clark, 1996. As minister of health in the fourth Labour government, Clark had introduced legislation giving midwives pay parity with doctors attending births. Clark acknowledged Donley’s influence on this legislation.

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Linda Bryder. 'Donley, Joan Elsa', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6d2/donley-joan-elsa (accessed 13 December 2018)