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An awesome task.

Labor parliamentarian Joan Kirner became the first woman Premier of Victoria on August 10 - 1990, taking over at a time when the incumbent state Labor Government was in a great deal of trouble. She was also strong supporter of the Essendon Football Club who were facing the challenges of the season, and became No 1 ticket holder. Essendon made the semi-finals that year but was defeated by Collingwood. The Labor Government, still under Joan Kirner, was defeated by the Liberal Party under Jeff Kennett on the 6th October, 1992.