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ⓘ Women in the Victorian Legislative Assembly




                                     

ⓘ Women in the Victorian Legislative Assembly

There have been 98 women in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since its establishment in 1856. Women have had the right to vote in Victoria, Australia since 1908 and the right to stand as a candidate for the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1923.

The first woman candidate in the Legislative Assembly was Millie peacock, who was elected as a member of the party United Australia for the house in a special election in 1933, but she retired in 1935, stating that the Parliament "is no place for a woman." Ivy Weber was the first woman to win a seat in the General election, winning Nunawading as an independent in 1937, she was the first female independent elected in Australia. It was in 1938, Fanny Brownbill, proceedings of the first female member elected at the election for the seat of Geelong. Weber resigned in 1943 and Brownbill died in 1948, after which there was not one woman in the Assembly until 1967, when Dorothy Goble was elected as the liberal member for Mitcham. Since there were always women in the Assembly.

The first woman Minister of works Pauline toner, who became Minister in 1982. Since then, the number of female members continued to grow. Janet Powell was the first member of the National party, elected to the Constituent Assembly in 2002. These elections also brought 11 new womens labour in the Assembly. As ivy Weber, two other women, Susan Davis and Suzanne tab, were elected by the Assembly as independent candidates. Ellen sundell was one of two candidates the greens first elected to the Assembly in the state elections of 2014.

Judy Maddigan became the first female speaker in 2003. Since then, two other women, Jenny Lindell and Kristin Fife, served as the speaker.

                                     
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