Elisabeth Calvert-Jones

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Elisabeth (Janet) Calvert-Jones, "Following the birth of her son, Robert, who suffered from impaired hearing, Janet Calvert-Jones co-founded the Advisory Council for Children with Impaired Hearing, and served as its Chairman from 1973 to 1995. The board established 'Taralye', an early intervention centre for hearing-impaired children, in Blackburn, Victoria. Since 1988 Janet has also been a Director of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, of which her mother is Patron.

"In 1989, Janet Calvert-Jones became chairman of The Herald and Weekly Times Limited, the same company her father ran from 1929-1952. She is also a member of the State Library of Victoria Foundation Business sub-committee.

"In recognition of her charitable work, Janet was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on 8 June 1998." [1]

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  1. Elisabeth Calvert-Jones, Australian Women, accessed February 17, 2009.