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Vale Heather Southcott AM: First woman to lead a political party in Australia

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Date: 15 December 2014
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Australia has lost another inspirational political leader in Heather Southcott, who died on Friday 21 November 2014, aged 86. In 1982, Southcott became the first woman to lead a political …

It’s official: Australian women are under represented in Australian parliaments.

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Date: 10 July 2014
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Research undertaken by Dr Joy McCann and Janet Wilson, on behalf of the Department of Parliamentary Services, confirms that across Australia, women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and …

Thank You, Julia Gillard.

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Date: 27 June 2013
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To Julia Gillard, Australia’s first woman Prime Minister. Many thanks for doing the hard work so that other women may follow. Given what you have had to endure, from within …

‘Get on the spouses bus’ – would it have happened here?

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Date: 15 September 2011
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New Zealand officials have apologised to Prime Minister Julia Gillard after a driver refused to let her on to a bus with other leaders during the Pacific Islands forum in …

Gillard Grabs Her Moment In History

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Date: 24 June 2010
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As I edited the entry for Julia Gillard in the Australian Women’s Register today, I had to create a new occupational category, never used for an Australian woman before …