Talk: Women's Legal Status Act 1918

Past Event

Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 12:45pm to 4:30pm

Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW)


The aftermath of the First World War ushered in significant social changes for women. In November 1918, despite some resistance from the ‘legislating brotherhood’, the NSW parliament passed the Women’s Legal Status Act, which enabled women to practise as lawyers, become Justices of the Peace and stand for election to local government and the Legislative Assembly.


In this Seminar, prominent women in law, the legislature and local government, including Shadow Minister for Women, Jenny Aitchison, Kate Eastman SC, Mayors Jilly Gibson and Carolyn Corrigan, will explore the contributions women have made to the legal profession, to politics and legislation and to local government since the introduction of that Act.


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