Christine Heindl

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Christine Heindl (* 17 November 1950 in Markt Sankt Martin) is a former Austrian politician (Greens) and vocational school teacher. Heindl was a member of the Austrian National Council from 1990 to 1994. Heindl is a vocational school teacher at the Eisenstadt Vocational School


Heindl was born in Markt Sankt Martin as the daughter of the car mechanic and car dealer Adolf Heindl. After attending the elementary school in Markt St. Martin and the secondary school in Stoob, she attended the commercial academy in Vienna and passed the Matura in 1970. She then attended the Vocational Pedagogical Academy in Vienna and studied pedagogy and political science at the University of Vienna for a few semesters. Heindl worked as an executive secretary and vocational school teacher. Since the end of her political career, Heindl has again worked as a vocational school teacher.[1]


Heindl was a member of the executive committee of the Green Education Workshop and for two years until 1987 was the executive director of the Green Alternative Burgenland. She represented the Greens in the National Council between 5 November 1990 and 6 November 1994. Heindl was family, women’s and education spokeswoman of the Green parliamentary club.[2][3][4] Heindl caused a stir when she breastfed her son during the swearing-in ceremony of the federal government, at which time children under the age of 14 were forbidden to enter the hall.[5] The uproar over this also attracted international attention.[6]


  • Johann Kriegler: Politisches Handbuch des Burgenlandes. II. part (1945-1995). Eisenstadt 1996 (Burgenländische Forschungen; 76)

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  1. Kurier: Respect instead of exclusion: Apprentices design exhibition about Roma, November 11, 2005
  2. Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (Extra-Nachrichten-Steyr): “Only 150 percent tolerance and love bring enough humanity”, May 6, 1993
  3. Oberösterreichische Nachrichten: Deficit due to 2nd year of maternity leave: dispute over higher contributions, July 3, 1993
  4. Kurier: Christine Heindl: Strong for women, 28 March 2003
  5. Oberösterreichische Nachrichten: A fine line between actionism and opposition, 3 May 2000
  6. Wolfgang Weisgram: “That he then gets hungry was not planned” – Interview with Christine and son Michael,, 3 December 2010; Der Standard 4/5 December 2010
    Photo complete: With the baby in the Members’ Bench,, 3 December 2010