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Early Promise Unfulfilled: The Electoral Representation of Women in Australia

McAllister, Ian


Although Australia was one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote, it was not until much later that women began to gain election to parliament in any significant numbers. The right to vote on the same basis as men was granted to women as early as 1895 in South Australia, with Western Australia following suit in 1900. With the federation of the colonies in 1902, women gained the right to vote in Commonwealth elections, and in the next few years all of the new states followed,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas (2nd ed)


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