07 November 2014
26 July 2014
For many years the Victorian Local Government Act had the following clause:
No female, no uncertificated and undischarged bankrupt or insolvent, and no person attainted of treason or convicted of felony or perjury or any infamous crime, no person of unsound mind, and no person not qualified as herein required or disqualified hereunder, shall be capable of being or continuing a councillor of any municipality.
On 2 November 1914 legislation was passed altering that clause, and women property owners became eligible to stand for local government; thus this year is the centenary of that occasion.
Please see the news item of 10 November for an update of this information, as updated versions of the lists have now been published.
28 June 2014
11 June 2014
14 April 2014
In 1989 the Victorian Branch of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association established an Annual Study Award to encourage and assist women in the Local Government sector in furthering their education.
13 April 2014
2013 was the 50th anniversary of the founding of this Branch of ALGWA, and the committee worked on a number of activities throughout the year to celebrate and commemorate the event.
14 March 2014
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