Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

3 weeks 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

Great news from Tasmania - I am so pleased to report that today I sought and gained the support of the Legislative Council, which unanimously supported, the establishment of a Joint House Committee on Gender and Equality. This Committee will facilitate deeper scrutiny of matters related to equality, including gender equality, in areas of Government administration, service delivery, policy and budgeting.
The unanimous support has clearly show the intent of the Parliament to work together to address matters of inclusion and equality. Gender equality is good for all of us. Equality is good for all of us.
This Committee will enable and promote informed debate of matters related to gender and equality to inform government decisions and policy to promote and support equality and address inequality, wherever it may occur.
The key focus of inquiring into areas where gender inequality or other examples of inequality are identified will provide information and recommendations to the Government to promote action in areas where more may need to be done to address inequality.
This Committee could inquire into the high rates of male suicide, the growing and concerning experience of single women over 50 becoming homeless, the equitable access to and experience of healthcare for members of the LGBTQI+ community, barriers to participation at State and Local Government for marginalised groups. All these areas are real and known and considering any one of these could assist government develop policy to address identified inequity and inequality. We know that poverty and disadvantage have inequality at their base.
The impact of intersectionality, that exacerbates the risk of inequality for many people, through their race, disability, gender, socio-economic circumstance or cultural diversity, just to name a few, would also be considered through the work of this Committee.
The Parliament should lead by example and this committee will directly demonstrate this leadership and promote equality both inside and outside the Parliament.
The support of the motion also requires the agreement of the House of Assembly, which I hope will occur shortly.

(Pic credit to territoriaproject.eu)
... See MoreSee Less

Great news from Tasmania - I am so pleased to report that today I sought and gained the support of the Legislative Council, which unanimously supported, the establishment of a Joint House Committee on Gender and Equality. This Committee will facilitate deeper scrutiny of matters related to equality, including gender equality, in areas of Government administration, service delivery, policy and budgeting.
The unanimous support has clearly show the intent of the Parliament to work together to address matters of inclusion and equality. Gender equality is good for all of us. Equality is good for all of us.
This Committee will enable and promote informed debate of matters related to gender and equality to inform government decisions and policy to promote and support equality and address inequality, wherever it may occur. 
The key focus of inquiring into areas where gender inequality or other examples of inequality are identified will provide information and recommendations to the Government to promote action in areas where more may need to be done to address inequality.
This Committee could inquire into the high rates of male suicide, the growing and concerning experience of single women over 50 becoming homeless, the equitable access to and experience of healthcare for members of the LGBTQI+ community, barriers to participation at State and Local Government for marginalised groups. All these areas are real and known and considering any one of these could assist government develop policy to address identified inequity and inequality. We know that poverty and disadvantage have inequality at their base.
The impact of intersectionality, that exacerbates the risk of inequality for many people, through their race, disability, gender, socio-economic circumstance or cultural diversity, just to name a few, would also be considered through the work of this Committee.
The Parliament should lead by example and this committee will directly demonstrate this leadership and promote equality both inside and outside the Parliament.
The support of the motion also requires the agreement of the House of Assembly, which I hope will occur shortly.

(Pic credit to territoriaproject.eu)

Women in our federal parliament. ... See MoreSee Less

Women in our federal parliament.

Comment on Facebook Women in our federal...

Women in the House of Representatives.

Load more


Only 35 days to go until the Australia Region CWP Conference “125 years toward getting even” will be held at the South Australian Parliament in Adelaide
8-9 October 2019. Places are filling fast so we encourage you to register now! http://cwpconference.org #gettingeven

Load More