Former Victorian government minister Lynne Kosky has died after a long illness, aged 56.
Ms Kosky died on Thursday at her Williamstown home.
She is survived by her husband Jim Williamson and her daughter Hana and son Jackson.
Following her passing, former Victorian government minister Peter Batchelor paid tribute to Ms Kosky’s “long career in public life”.
Ms Kosky was a senior minister in the Bracks and Brumby Labor governments and held the ministries of finance, education, public transport and arts.
She was first elected to the state parliament in 1996 in the Legislative Assembly seat of Altona which she held until her resignation in January 2010.