WEL Victoria presents the facts as we know them on the following issues – click for details.
Rights and responsibilities – examines the right to vote and the arguments by Antony Green for compulsory voting and against preferential voting.
Steps to Equality – spells out the changes for women from the days when female convicts were entitled to wages in 1816 to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984. In 2006 the Victorian government has removed provocation as an excuse for murder and has adopted a Human Rights Charter.
Great Victorian Women – look for these women on the net:
Margaret Roadknight, Mary Owen, Dame Nellie Melba, Joan Kirner, Muriel Heagney, Vida Goldstein, Lola Montez, Vera Bradford, Louise Lightfoot, Eileen Joyce, Beryl Beaurepaire.
The Victorian Government maintains an Honour Roll of Women. Visit www.vic.gov.au/victorian-honour-roll-of-women and search throughout the lists.
To send messages to Federal parliamentarians: Visit the Parliament of Australia at aph.gov.au and select Senators or Members.
To send messages to State or Territory parliamentarians: Visit the Parliament of Victoria at parliament.vic.gov.au and select Council or Assembly members.