Women in Local Council

Women are grossly underrepresented in local government. At the 2016 local government elections, only 28% of Councillors and Mayors elected were women, and there are several councils across the state with no women on them at all.

We don't think it's good enough. 

Local governments are responsible for important planning and service provision decisions in their communities, and women's voices should be a part of them.

Experience at the local government level can also be a stepping stone to other elected positions, and to reach parity in State and Federal Parliaments women need the opportunity to be involved in local government. 

Come along to this event to join the fight for #womenforcouncil2017 and to hear from two speakers who know first hand the importance of local government and women's involvement in it: 

- Jo Haylen, former Mayor of Marrickville and member for the state seat of Summer Hill since 2015
- Karen McKeown, former Mayor of Penrith and current Councillor

This event is non-factional and open to all Labor members (regardless of gender!) who want to support more women to play a role in local government.

Tickets to the event are $5.

March 30, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
The Agincourt
Vivienne Moxham-Hall ·

Will you come?

$5.00 Event entry