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Leigh Hubbard


Facts of Leigh Hubbard

Full NameLeigh Hubbard
First NameLeigh
Last NameHubbard
Professionformer secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council
Birth CountryAustralia
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGed Kearney
No Of Children4
SibilingsRod Hubbard and Ele Hubbard

Leigh Hubbard was once in one of the most influential trade union positions in Australia

He served as the secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council from 1995 to 2005.

Is He Married? Who Is His Wife?

Yes, he is a happily married man. He and his wife, Ged Kearney, are living a blissful married life. 

There is no information available about when the couple started having a romantic affair.

Leigh Hubbard’s wife, Ged.
Leigh Hubbard’s wife, Ged. Source:

His Wife, Ged

Ged is an Australian politician who has previously served as the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

She was born to parents Mick Kearney and Nance. She was brought up with her eight siblings

Among the eight siblings, five are girls, and the remaining three are boys. 

Back then, her family had both a family parliament and a family trade union. 

Leigh Hubbard with wife, wife's sister and children-in-law.
Leigh Hubbard with wife, wife's sister and children-in-law. Source: Facebook

How Many Children Does He Have?

Leigh and his wife are blessed with four children; two of them are twins

The twins, Bridget and Alex, are married to their partners Ash and Justin

The other child, Ryan, has also been married to his love Marcella

Leigh and his wife named their youngest child Elizabeth. Elizabeth and her partner live overseas. 

Father Died Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of thousands of people around the world. 

Leigh’s father, Mike, was one of those people who lost their lives due to the deadly coronavirus. 

He passed away in April 2020 at the age of 82 years old

Mike became ill suddenly, after which he was admitted to the hospital. 

Seven days later, he passed away, leaving his wife and children in grief. 

After his death, his Canberra family was in isolation

On the other side, his wife, Wendy, was alone in their house away from friends and family. 

Leigh Hubbard’s father Mike and mother Wendy on their wedding day.
Leigh Hubbard’s father Mike and mother Wendy on their wedding day. Source:

Kearney lost two close people in her life. The week she lost her father-in-law, she also lost her brother-in-law.  

However, her sister’s husband did not die because of coronavirus.

Net Worth

Leigh has not yet revealed his net worth. 

However, we assume he might have earned a decent amount of fortune over the years. 

His wife previously worked as a nurse

According to, the average salary of a registered nurse is $65000 per year.

How Did Kearney Make Money?

After being qualified as a registered nurse in 1985, she started working as a nurse and nurse educator

In 1997, she was elected as an official of the Australian Nursing Federation

She then served as Assistant Federal Secretary, Federal President, and Victorian Branch President

In April 2008, she was appointed as Federal Secretary of the Federation

In July 2010, she was elected as the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

She was preceded by Sharan Burrow and succeeded by Michele O’Neil

She served as the President from July 1, 2010, to February 2, 2018

On March 21, 2018, she was elected for Division of Batman of the Labor Party, which was followed by the resignation of David Feeney

She was selected by the ALP for the election

Below is the list of members who served before her:

Horrie Garrick1969-1977
Brian Howe1977-1996
Martin Ferguson1996-2013
David Feeney2013-2018


  1. Leigh’s father was the 30th person to die of coronavirus in Australia.
  2. He was adopted as a child but later got reunited with his father.
  3. He has siblings, namely Rod and Ele.

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Updated On Fri Feb 19 2021 Published On Thu Jun 04 2020 By shaumya

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