Australian Capital Territory

 ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

 

8th Legislative Assembly

9th Legislative Assembly

Liberal

3 of 8 (37.5%)

5 of 11 (45%)

Labor

3 of 8 (37.5%)

7 of 12 (58%)

Nationals

Greens

0 of 1 (0)

1 of 2 (50%)

Total

6 of 17 (35.3%)

13 of 25 (52%)

As of October 2016

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Achievements of ACT Legislative Assembly Women
1989- present

Taken from Companion to the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly  2009  and details of the current Members of the Legislative Assembly

Achieved Role MLA Party
1989 Chief Minister Rosemay Follett ALP
1989 Treasurer Rosemay Follett ALP
1989 Attorney-General Rosemay Follett ALP
1989 Leader of the Opposition Rosemay Follett ALP
1989 Minister for Housing and Urban Services Ellnor Grassby ALP
1989 Government Whip Robyn Nolan Liberal Party
1991 Minister for Health, Education and the Arts Rosemay Follett ALP
1991 Minister for Finance and Urban Services Rosemay Follett ALP
1991 Assistant Speaker Ellnor Grassby ALP
1992 Speaker Roberta McRae ALP
1995 Deputy Speaker Roberta McRae ALP
1997 Minister for Business and Employment Kate Carnell Liberal Party
2000 Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts Kate Carnell Liberal Party
2002 Minister for Youth and Family Services Katy Gallagher ALP
2002 Minister for Women Katy Gallagher ALP
2002 Minister for Industrial Relations Katy Gallagher ALP
2006 Minister for Disability and Community Services Katy Gallagher ALP

Yet to be achieved

  • First female Minister for Police and Emergency Services (though there was a female Attorney General)
  • First female Clerk of the Assembly
  • First female Minister for Sport and Recreation
  • First female Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning

Women of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Assembly Female MLAs Percent of MLAs
First Assembly 1989-1991 4 23%
Second Assembly 1992-1994 6 35%
Third Assembly 1995-1997 6 35%
Fourth Assembly 1998-2001 2 12%
Fifth Assembly 2001-2004 7 41%
Sixth Assembly 2004-2008 6 35%
Seventh Assembly 2008-2012 7 41%