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ⓘ Women in the Tasmanian Legislative Council




                                     

ⓘ Women in the Tasmanian Legislative Council

There have been 21 women in the Tasmanian Legislative Council since its establishment in 1825. Women have had the right to vote since 1903 and the right to stand as candidates since 1921.

The first woman candidate in the Legislative Council was Margaret McIntyre, who was elected as a member of Cornwall in 1948. Like most MLCs, McIntyre was independent. She died in 1948 in a plane crash, and the next woman elected to the Board of works Lucy Foundation in 1951. Another labor woman, Phyllis Benjamin, joined the Foundation in 1952 of the reason he retired in 1958 and Benjamin in 1976, the year in which Venn kat was elected to the Board. After Venns departure in 1982, there was not one woman in the Council until 1992, when Jean Moore was elected. She left in 1994, and since the election of Silvia Smith and sue Smith to the Council in 1997 women were continuously presented. In 2009 Vanessa Goodwin became the first liberal woman to be elected to the Council.

                                     
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