ⓘ Women in the Victorian Legislative Council

                                     

ⓘ Women in the Victorian Legislative Council

There have been 58 women in the Victorian Legislative Council since its establishment in 1856. Women have had the right to vote in Victoria, Australia since 1908 and the right to stand as a candidate for the Victorian Legislative Council since 1923. As at November 2015, there were 17 women in the 40 member Legislative Council.

The first successful candidates, the woman in the Legislative Council were Gracia Baylor and Joan Coxsedge, the liberal and labour parties respectively, who were elected in 1979. Since there were always members of the womens Council. The first national womens party member was Janet Powell was elected in 1996.

                                     
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  • 1929 in Brisbane is an Australian retired politician. Baylor was one of the first two women elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1979, the other
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