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The Difference Elected Women Make to Politics

Image credit: James Whitelock, Tom Bass sculpture of the winged figure of Ethos representing the spirit of the community, Civic Square, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 1962, (detail), nla.obj-147709655

Join us for an inspiring event celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in politics!

Did you know that the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) made history by appointing Chief Minister Rosemary Follett in 1989, marking the first time a jurisdiction was led by a woman? Fast forward to 2020, and the ACT Parliament achieved another milestone by having women members in the majority, a first in Australian parliamentary history!

Now, we invite you to be a part of honouring and continuing this legacy at our event, where we celebrate the ongoing efforts of the National Foundation for Australian Women to document and recognise women’s contributions through the Australian Women’s Register.

Join us as we hear from esteemed former Members of the Legislative Assembly, Annette Ellis (ALP), Giulia Jones (Canberra Liberals), and Caroline le Couteur (The Greens). They will share their insightful reflections on their experiences in politics and the significant impact that elected women have made in shaping our political landscape.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and be inspired by these trailblazing women who have played pivotal roles in advancing gender equality in politics. Secure your spot now and be a part of this empowering event!

Date: Sunday 7 April
Location: National Library of Australia

Bookings https://www.nla.gov.au/whats-on/events/panel-discussion-womans-place-assembly

Presented in association with the ACT Heritage Festival event.

Let’s celebrate the progress and contributions of women in politics together! #WomenInPolitics #Empowerment #CelebratingAchievements 🎊

This event is part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival program, and is presented in association with the National Foundation for Australian Women.


April 7
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
+61 (0)2 6262 1111
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