01 June 2014
Call for more women Councillors
Call for more women councillors
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 population, just 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:
Prospect: Wed 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
Whyalla: Thurs 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.