Victoria

   LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- 58th PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA

Number of Women MPs

% of total number of seats held by party

Liberal

7 of 30

 23%
Labor

22 of 47

 47%
Nationals

2 of 8

 25%
Greens

1 of 2

50%

Independent

1 of 1

100%

Total

33 of 88 Legislative Assembly Members 

38% of total House

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL- 58th PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA

 

Number of Women MPs

% of total number of seats held by party

Liberal

5 of 14 35.7%

Labor

5 of 14

35.7%

Nationals

1 of 2 50%

Greens

4 of 5

80%

Shooters and Fishers Party

0 of 2

0%

Democratic Labor Party

1 of 1

100%

Australian Sex Party

1 of 1

100%

Total

17 of 40 Legislative Council Members

43% of total House


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Milestones in the Victorian Parliament

Firsts

  • First female Victorian parliamentarian was Millie Gertrude Peacock. She was elected MLA for Allandale at a byelection in November 1933 following the death of her husband, ex-Premier and long serving MP Alexander Peacock. She spoke only once in the Assembly and retired in February 1935.
  • First female to win a seat at a general election was Ivy Lavinia Weber, MLA for Nunawading from October 1937 to July 1943.
  • First female members of the Legislative Council were Hilda Baylor and Joan Coxsedge, both elected in July 1979.
  • First female Minister – Minister for Community Welfare Services – was Pauline Toner 1982
  • First female Deputy Premier was Joan Kirner 1989
  • First female Premier was Joan Kirner 1990
  • First female Attorney-General was Jan Wade 1992
  • First female Leader of the House in the Legislative Council was Monica Gould 1999
  • First female Speaker of the Legislative Assembly was Judy Maddigan 2003
  • First female President of the Legislative Council was Monica Gould 2003
  • First female Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly was Louise Asher 2013

Yet to be achieved

  • First female Treasurer
  • First female Police Minister
  • First female Clerk of the Assembly
  • First female Clerk of the Council