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ⓘ Women in the Queensland Legislative Assembly




                                     

ⓘ Women in the Queensland Legislative Assembly

There have been 92 women in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since its establishment in 1860. Women have had the right to vote in the Assembly since 1905 and the right to stand as candidates since 1915.

The first female candidate for the Legislative Assembly of Irene Longman, who was elected as a member in bulimba in 1929 represented the country and progressive national party. She was defeated in 1932, and women do not just represent until 1966, when the works of V. I. Jordan took the place of Ipswich West. Although Jordan was defeated in 1974, the year also saw the other two women, Vicki I can sleep the National party and rosemary Kyburz of the Liberal party to enter the Parliament.

1989 is the year of breakthrough for women in the Queensland Parliament, as previously, only 11 women sat in Parliament. The first woman Minister was in 1986 Yvonne Chapman. In 1991, Joan Sheldon became the first woman to lead the party, and in 1996 she became the first woman Treasurer. In 2012, Fiona Simpson became the first female speaker. The first room is one large party, a woman, independent Liz Cunningham was elected as the member for Gladstone in 1995. Since then, four other women, Dorothy Pratt, long rose, Eliza Roberts, and sandy Bolton won seats for small parties or as independents. Pratt, long and Roberts was initially elected for one nation, although Pratt and Roberts subsequently retained their seats as independent candidates. Only two indigenous Australian women, Leanne Enoch 2015 and Cynthia lui 2017, was elected to the Queensland Parliament.

Anna Bligh became the first woman to become Prime Minister, succeeding Peter Beattie in 2007. In 2009, she became the first woman in Australia to win an election for Prime Minister. In 2015, two senior Ministers in the Queensland government were the two women with Annastacia Palaszczuk as Premier Jackie Trad as Deputy Prime Minister, second in Australian political history. Palaszczuk was also the first woman to lead the opposition to the government. The Palaszczuk Ministry was the first woman to the government dominated Australian history with 8 out of the 14 Ministers were women.

Although women were members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since 1966, they continue to be underrepresented as a proportion compared to men. In 2001, Queensland had held the record for the percentage of women in Parliament with 33 out of 89 members, 37% were women. Since then, the proportion of women fell. There were 25 women of 89 members 28% in 2015 the Queensland Parliament.

                                     
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