The 50/50 Goal for Parliaments 75 Years Ago - League of Women Voters Roundtable

This roundtable discussion chaired by Dr Deborah Towns OAM is about the Women’s Model Parliament program in Victoria after World War Two. In 1946 "An Act to eliminate sex discrimination, and accord the same status, opportunity, responsibility and remuneration as men in the community” was one of the decisions of the 6th Sitting  of the 1st Session of the Women's Model Parliament, convened by the newly established League of Women Voters of Victoria. In 1947 the Melbourne International Women’s Day Committee organised a public meeting. Members of the Committee included League members Mrs E Pethybridge, Mrs D Monsbourgh, Miss E Nesbit, and Mrs D Nankivell. At this event it was resolved to take a deputation to Dr Evatt to request the new United Nations Organization to ban the export of arms. In 1950 at the opening of 6th Session of the Parliament the part of the Governor General was taken by Myra Roper MA, Julia Rapke JP LWVV President  was the Speaker. This free event is subject to Covid safe requirements, and is available by Zoom.

RSVP by 12 noon Wednesday March 2021 -  Dr Pam Williams OAM, Secretary [email protected]


March 16, 2021 at 10:00am - 12pm
Graduate House University of Melbourne
220 Leicester St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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