It is defined as ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’. But look at any democratically elected parliament, and what you see is — middle aged, middle class men. What can we do to make our system of government both more representative of, and more accountable to, the 52% majority in all its diversity. WOW Founder Jude Kelly leads an international panel, including those elected to represent us, to discuss. Speakers will include from Australia Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Dr Jackie Huggins AM, from Malaysia women’s rights campaigner Zainah Anwar, British High Commissioner to Australia Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, from Canada Senator Kim Pate, and Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships the Honourable Jackie Trad MP.
Senator Pate’s participation has been supported by the Government of Canada.