Welcome to the Women’s Parliament
I’m thrilled to be launching The Women’s Parliament!
On December 18, 1894 South Australian women were amongst the first in the world to be granted the right to vote and stand for Parliament. But despite its progressive history, South Australia is the only State or Territory to have never had a woman Premier and women are under-represented in Parliament.
The Women’s Parliament being held on Thursday October 5 as part of the Open State festival, will bring together South Australian women to debate and discuss issues, concerns and the political process. Unlike lengthy parliamentary sittings, The Women’s Parliament will be a rapid and lively 90 minute event.
In the lead up to The Women’s Parliament, all interested South Australian women are invited to participate and have their say by submitting an issue to by Friday 15 September.
A steering committee will select the most popular issues for discussion at The Women’s Parliament, which will comprise of a forum of women who submitted ideas and an open audience.
The event will produce recommended actions and outcomes in the lead up to the 2018 South Australian State election to help provide solutions to the State’s current challenges and set a new agenda.
Please tell your friends and I look forward to seeing you at the inaugural Women’s Parliament soon.
Julianne Pierce, Producer, The Women’s Parliament