Joy Baluch → Mayor

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Port Augusta’s Mayor, Joy Baluch, was Australia’s longest serving female Mayor.  Blunt, passionate, and indefatigable, she fought for 50 years for her town, which she called “the centre of the universe”.  She first entered local politics to get filters put on the chimneys of the coal fired power stations on the edge of town, which she believed were the cause of the town’s high rates of cancer and respiratory illnesses.  (Sadly, Joy died in April 2013, before she could see the finished film.)