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Monday, 27 June 1994
Page: 2012

Senator COLSTON —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that, in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's Parliamentary Update No. 83 of May 1994, it is stated that:

    (i)the 27 April 1994 election in Norfolk Island produced a Legislative Assembly in which a third of the members are women,

    (ii)one of the women elected in Norfolk Island was elected as Deputy President and another was chosen as one of the four ministers, taking the health and education portfolio, and

    (iii)in the English Channel island of Alderney, gender equality has almost been realised, with five of the 12 members being women;

  (b)congratulates the electors in these two islands in electing a significant number of women to their legislatures; and

  (c)looks forward to Australian parliaments equalling, and even surpassing, the example set by Norfolk Island and Alderney.