Photo: QUT Chancellor Ann Sherry AO with the Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister Grace Grace, and QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil AO.
In partnership with Pathways to Politics, QUT has launched the countdown to 100 women in the Queensland Parliament with a moving tribute to honour the 97 women elected to serve Queensland since 1929.
More than 50 former and current serving members of parliament and their families were welcomed to QUT for the Q100 event, including Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland’s first female premier Anna Bligh AC, and Joan Sheldon AM, the first woman to lead a political party in Queensland, and the first woman treasurer and deputy premier.
Alum from the QUT Pathways to Politics Program for Women were also in attendance – many of whom have already been pre-selected for state and local government elections next year.
“It’s great to stand alongside these women at the QUT Pathways to Politics program. They are leading the way and are role models for other women and girls now and into the future. You can’t be what you can’t see.”– Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland