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13. Nicola Roxon: As minister for health last year, Roxon spearheaded a majority decision to reject an appeal against introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. It was the High Court ruling that echoed around the world, with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg calling her a “rock star”. With lung cancer currently the fourth most common cancer,  we’d go so far as to call her a crusader. Roxon is now Attorney-General, the first woman to hold the position.

13. Nicola Roxon: As minister for health last year, Roxon spearheaded a majority decision to reject an appeal against introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. It was the High Court ruling that echoed around the world, with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg calling her a “rock star”. With lung cancer currently the fourth most common cancer, we’d go so far as to call her a crusader. Roxon is now Attorney-General, the first woman to hold the position. Photo: Graham Tidy GGT

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