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ACT Women's Consultative Council (1989 - 2001)

From
1989
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
To
2001
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupations
Consultant and Advocate

Summary

The ACT Women's Consultative Council was established in 1989 by the then chief minister Rosemary Follett to advise the chief minister on the status of women and women's issues. It ceased operation in 2001.

Details

The ACT Women's Consultative Council was established in 1989 by the then chief minister Rosemary Follett. The Council was given the following terms of reference:

  • to advise the Chief Minister on the status of women in the ACT;
  • to develop a broad overview of women's status in the ACT, with a particular emphasis on identifying gaps in programs or services and on advising priorities for attention, acknowledging that all programs, services and policies affect women to a greater or lesser extent;
  • to provide to, and receive from women, and the organisations involved in women's issues, information about issues of concern to women; and
  • to prepare a yearly work program for approval by the first ACT Women's Consultative Council under these terms of reference.

The following women were members of the Council:

First Women's Consultative Council, 1989-1992

  • Pamela Cahir (Convenor to April 1990)
  • Susan Bambrick (Convenor September 1990-March 1991)
  • Maureen Bromfield (to May 1991)
  • Danielle Hyndes (Convenor March 1991-May 1992)
  • Gillian Boyd
  • Kathryn Cole
  • Elizabeth Grant, AM
  • Winsome Hall
  • Margaret Munro
  • Koula Notaras
  • Vanda Podravac
  • Alison Purvis (to July 1991)
  • Karen Richards (to May 1991)
  • Julia Ryan
  • Margaret Timpson

Second Women's Consultative Council, June 1992-June 1994

  • Julia Ryan (Convenor)
  • Ann Quadroy (Deputy Convenor from December 1993)
  • Dorothy Broom (until March 1994)
  • Grace Coe
  • Jennifer Bradley
  • Beverly Ch'ng
  • Jacklynn Draper
  • Jane Grace
  • Gwen Gray
  • Charlotte Palmer
  • Jayne Pilkinton (until February 1994)
  • Heather Ponting
  • Felicity Rafferty
  • Betty Searle
  • Lorraine Weatherall

Third Women's Consultative Council, July 1995-June 1996

  • Jenny Morison (Chair)
  • Danielle Hyndes (Deputy Chair)
  • Robyne Bancroft
  • Paula Calcino
  • Margaret Carmody
  • Betty Craig
  • Elizabeth Grant, AM
  • Donna Holden
  • Ingrid McKenzie
  • Anne Ranson
  • Dennise Simpson
  • Jean Thomson
  • Lita Vidal

Fourth Women's Consultative Council, July 1996-March 1998

  • Danielle Hyndes (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Grant, AM
  • Margaret Carmody
  • Jean Thompson
  • Betty Craig
  • Karen Sorensen
  • Dennise Simpson
  • Linda Crebbin
  • Ingrid McKenzie
  • Robyne Bancroft
  • Lita Vidal

August 1998-June 2000

  • Karen Fogarty (Chair)
  • Jacqueline Pearce (Deputy Chair)
  • Aysun Adams
  • Libby Bell
  • Myriam Bonazzi
  • Betty Craig
  • Margaret Head
  • Cathi Moore
  • Glenda Munro
  • Julia Nesbitt
  • Margery Smyth, OAM
  • Megan Thompson
  • Jean Thompson
  • Lulu Turner
  • Ann Wentworth, AM

July 2000-September 2001

membership as above, with the addition of:

  • Matilda House

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg.

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