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On This Day In Australia: In 1943, Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney were the first Australian women elected to parliament


On 21 August 1943, Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney were the first Australian women elected to the Australian House of Representatives and Senate respectively. In 1902 Australia became the first nation to introduce equal federal suffrage. The enactment of the Commonwealth Franchise Act in that year allowed women to both vote and stand for election. However, despite … Continue reading

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