Joint Committee on the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Committee Details

Joint Standing Orders
53rd Parliament 06/05/2014 - 17/02/2018
Lapsed due to prorogation 19 December 2017

Committee Function

The Joint Committee is established to inquire into and report on matters relating to the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage and to consider -
(a) the significance of the Adult Suffrage Bill 1894;
(b) the courageous political campaign by South Australian suffragists, Unions, and women's rights movements;
(c) recognition of Aboriginal women in South Australia, who gained the right to vote in 1894, but were denied the right to vote at Federation until 1967;
(d) ways to commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in South Australia; and
(e) any other related matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.