Gender equality in politics 80 years after Australia’s first female politicians elected
Women politicians now comprise nearly half of elected politicians in Australia, according to reports from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The number of female politicians has increased from 40 per cent in 2011 to 46 per cent in the 2021 Census data.
The ABS published the statistic on social media yesterday, on the 80th anniversary of the first Australian women elected to Federal Parliament.
Click here to read the full article published by Women's Agenda on 22 August 2023.