|Statement||a survey by A. Viola Smith.|
|Contributions||Australian Local Government Women"s Association|
|LC Classifications||HQ1236 S5|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 148 p.,  leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||148|
Across Australia, the representation of women across all parliaments averages 34% [Section ]. In fact, only two Houses – the Legislative Assemblies of the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania – have ever exceeded the marker of 50% of elected members being women. . Book - Women in Australian Parliament and Local Government: An updated history - The Australian Women's Register - Australian Women's Archives Project is a biographical, bibliographical and archival database of Australian Women with links to related articles and images. Across Australia women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and executive government, comprising less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers. The Parliamentary Library has recently published an updated research paper, Representation of women in Australian parliaments Representation of women in Australian parliaments Dr Joy McCann and Janet Wilson. Politics and Public Administration. Executive summary • Across Australia women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and executive government, comprising less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers.
• Women, Parliament, New Ideas. QUT, 7th November • Women, Parliament and Change. QUT, 2nd November • Women, Parliament and Democracy. QUT, 3rd November • Women—from Suffragists to Legislators. QUT, 4th November Radio Commentator • ABC Southern Queensland Drive – 14/04/ David Iliff, min. The article titled Women and Government in Australia by Dr Marian Sawer provides information on the introduction of women’s political rights in Australia, the party affiliation of women candidates, and a gender overview of Australian politics. She discusses the impetus for women attaining portfolio positions within parliament, the barriers, and the gender stereotyping associated with these. Australian women have had the right to vote and run for parliament for over years. Yet it was not until that the first woman was actually elected. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary representation, but also statistics on women in political leadership positions—Heads of State or government, women Speakers of Parliament, as well as ministerial portfolios held by women throughout the world.
But while most Australian women had the right to be elected to federal parliament from It took 41 years for a woman to actually win a seat. In fact, it was two women. Australia's first female Member of Parliament to be suspended from Parliament. Florence Cardell-Oliver (Nationalist) became the first woman Member of Parliament to be suspended from 'the service of the House' on 10 December (PD, 10 December , p). She described the speech made by one of her own party colleagues as a 'disgrace to the Assembly'. women in national parliaments internationally, Australia’s ranking has slipped from 21 to 38 over the past decade. This Background Note presents a range of data illustrating the level of women’s representation at the Commonwealth, state and territory, and local government levels, with a particular focus on the Commonwealth Parliament. Women Members of the Queensland Parliament Introduction Australia (ie in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory). The Queensland and Western Australian governments extended their State vote to aborigines soon afterwards.6 THE QUEENSLAND STORY During the s the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was very active in.