Women in the West Australian Parliament Annotated Bibliography

David Gilchrist, Hailee Katsamakis, Grace Brooks

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Abstract

The Parliamentary History Advisory Committee was established in 1984 and oversees the collection and development of Western Australia’s parliamentary history program. The Parliamentary History Advisory Committee and the Centre for Public Value at the University of Western Australia have collaborated to initiate the Parliamentary History Advisory Committee Research Program. This resource is an output of the research program and includes an annotated bibliography of literature highlighting the contributions and impact of women in the Parliament of Western Australia.

Containing both academic and general sources, including biographies and interviews of past and present female Members of Parliament (MP) in WA, this annotated bibliography summarises texts which elucidate the experience and contribution of female Western Australian parliamentarian, the challenges faced by them and their responses to those challenges. . Initially, women faced many barriers to entering Parliament based on their gender rather than their ability to represent an electorate and contribute to the parliamentary process. It is intended that this resource could be available to for researchers and interested members of the public informing them of the journey of Western Australian women in State and Federal politics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUWA Centre for Public Value
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2024

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