Women and under-represented groups in Local Government project.
Women make up 51% of our population; however the percentage of representation in local government is 29%. As women make up half of Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and other under-represented groups including Aboriginal, youth and people with disabilities, the project also considers recommendations to increase their representation.
How might councils demonstrate their commitment to fostering elected membership that more closely reflects the demographic make-up of local communities?
Help us understand the level of commitment amongst South Australian councils to encouraging a greater diversity of representation, by responding to our short survey through either of the following links:
We are organising discussion forums in five locations around our state of South Australia in October. We will publish the dates and locations in a Circular next week as well as a registration link.
If you would like to register your interest in attending a forum, please email email@example.com.
In the meantime, please contact the project consultant to share any information, ideas or insights you have to contribute to this project. Project Consultant: Barbara Chappell, 0429 155743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org