01 June 2014

Call for more women Councillors

Call for more women councillors
for 2014 Council elections in South Australia

South Australian women are being encouraged to nominate for their councils in this year’s local government elections to give women a greater say in decision-making.

Cr Betty Gill, President of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association South Australian (ALGWA SA ) said” Our organisation wants to encourage more women to run and be successful in getting elected in the November 2014 Local Government Elections.

Cr Gill said despite that fact that women make up more than half the populationjust over a quarter (27%) of South Australian councillors are women after the 2010 elections. Of those, 32% of metropolitan Council Members are women and 24% of rural Council Members are women. There are six rural councils with no women councillors.

To encourage more women to stand, ALGWA SA is holding free Regional Information Sessions at:

ProspectWed 9 July, 7:00pm-8:00pm
     at Prospect Council Chambers, 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect

Marion: Wed 16 July, 8pm-9pm
    at Marion Council Chambers, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt

WhyallaThurs 7 August, 7:00pm-8:00pm
             at Whyalla Public Library, 7-9 Ekblom St, Whyalla Norrie
Murray Bridge: Thurs 14 August, 6:45pm-7:45pm
at Murray Bridge Public Library, 51 South Tce, Murray Bridge

Women participants at the information sessions will receiveALGWA SA’s free resource, Getting Elected.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jennie for promoting these sessions. There is now another information session on 30 July 2014 from 6pm-8pm at Charles Sturt Council, 72 Woodville Rd, Woodville.
    Cr Kristina Barnett ALGWA SA Secretary