Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians

Australia Region

The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) is a non-partisan network of women parliamentarians within Australia who are committed to the advancement of women in Australian politics. Each of the states, territories and the federal Parliament elect a representative to the CWP Australia Region Steering Committee.

CWP has an active presence in all Australian parliaments, and members use various methods; such as mentions in parliamentary debates, hosting forums and inter-parliamentary events, to raise awareness of the work and focus of the CWP.

Current action agenda

Ensuring that issues for women at times of disaster are addressed

Work on increasing numbers of women in parliaments and their future pathways
Advocating for assistance on safety issues, sexual harassment and bullying in parliaments

Advocating for professional training, support and counselling for members of parliament when they are dealing with traumatic and sensitive issues


Women in Parliament

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1 month ago

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australia

Fantastic to share the stage with many of my women MP’s to chat to young women from around the State as part of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) for the Stepping Up program. Especially great to chat with students Meadow West & Allegra Quilliam from Circular Head Christian School and
Holli & Tanner from the Burnie Indi School. I look forward to catching up with these wonderful young women in the future. CWP Australia Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians
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1 years ago

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australia

Great to see a good representation of women at the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees at the Conference in New Zealand Parliament- a few pics of some of the women MP’s…. ... See MoreSee Less

Another picture from Day 1 of our wonderful conference! ... See MoreSee Less

Another picture from Day 1 of our wonderful conference!

A few pics from an excellent Day 1 of our CWP conference- thanks to the Brisbane Parliament for making us so welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

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