14 November 2014
Record vote for women!
The statistics from the recent election show that of 702 positions available on Councils that 205 were won by women. Councils now have a collective 29% female members. This is better than the state parliament's 24.6%. Given that all incumbent members of Council were re-elected I wonder if getting more nominations from women is the answer or better training for those that are prepared to give it ago. There were excellent candidates that were not elected, both men and women. As the only woman elected in 2014 to Unley I feel an enormous sense of responsibility as we move forward: a responsibility to all residents and in particular those who reside or own property in Clarence Park and a responsibility to ensure a female view is considered, listened to and acted upon.