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Monday, 30 August 1993
Page: 492


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

  That the Senate—

  (a)notes that women now account for more than half of Australia's population but as at 1 July 1993 they represented only 14.5 per cent of total elected representatives in State, territory and Federal Parliaments;

  (b)acknowledges that the Liberal Party has announced the establishment of a new national Liberal Women's Candidates Forum to attract female candidates for Parliament; and

  (c)congratulates the Liberal Party for initiating the most significant drive for women candidates by any party in Australia's political history.