Australian female politicians answer some insightful questions | Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb. One hundred years after Australia elected its very first female parliamentarian, Annabel Crabb presents Ms Represented, a raw and honest account of politics from the female perspective.
In the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, we talk to Senator Dorinda Cox (Senate Candidate for Greens WA), Jackie Bennett (No. 2 Senate Candidate for the Australian Federation Party QLD), Clr Trish Frail (Candidate for Parkes, Greens NSW) and Tabatha Young (Candidate for Bonner QLD).
The confronting past of the Australian Parliament | Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb. The Franchise Act excluded Aboriginal people from voting and running for parliament after a debate in which Indigenous women were described in shockingly derogatory terms.
The first speech of Senator Pat Dodson on the struggle for justice and equality for Indigenous People in the Australian Senate, in the Australian Parliament on the 1st September 2016.
Australia’s first Indian-born Hindu MP to enter any parliament in Australia, Ms Kaushaliya Vaghela, shares an incredible story of how she overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges that put her on a pathway into politics and eventually to the Legislative Council in the Victorian Parliament.
Malarndirri McCarthy received a standing ovation for her first Senate speech in the Australian Parliament on the 14th September 2016.
For the first time in history, three Aboriginal women were pre-selected as candidates for the Western Australian Election 2021. Labor’s Divina D’Anna, The Nationals Party’s Milli Hills and The Greens Party’s Naomi Pigram were all born and raised in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. This event was sponsored by Kimberley Birds and facilitated by their CEO, Natasha Short.
Penny Wong has delivered a speech in the Senate denouncing racism following a censure motion against senator Pauline Hanson. Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi moved the motion after Hanson tweeted she should ‘piss off back to Pakistan’. Speaking after Faruqi, Wong reflected on her own experiences of racism and asked ‘how long do you have to be here and how much do you have to love this country before you are accepted?’
In this lively discussion, we ask three Gay MPs what it’s really like being openly gay in New South Wales Parliament. Facilitators include Larry Galbraith and Marcelle Hoff and MPs include Minister Don Harwin, Shayne Mallard MLC and Alex Greenwich MP. This event was sponsored by Star Observer.
Australia's first Aboriginal woman elected to Federal Parliament
America's first African American president
The world’s first and Sri Lanka's first woman Prime Minister
The first black Prime Minister of South Africa
Europe's first Transgender Deputy Prime Minister
Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister
The first female leader of a Muslim country
The world's only currently serving head of state to use a wheelchair
The first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India
The First Black Congresswoman
The first Indian-born Member of Parliament Victoria
Australian Greens senator for Western Australia