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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Women in local government

Women's involvement in government is vital to the social and economic well being of communities, particularly at the local government level.

To encourage more women into local government, a co-operative approach has been adopted by the State Government and the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA).

ALGWA's principal aim is to support women's participation in Local Government. The National Framework for Women in Local Government was produced by ALGWA following extensive consultation with Women in Local Government in November 2001 to ascertain the issues effecting women's participation in Local Government in Australia. In 2006, the ALGWA National Executive undertook a review of the National Framework through focus groups, national roundtable discussions, forums and an on-line survey. In 2007 ALGWA launched a Review of the National Framework for Women.


Further information:

Contact Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR)

Phone: 03 6232 7133
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224
Fax: 03 6173 0257
Email: csr@dpac.tas.gov.au

View the full contact details for CSR, including our North and North-West regional offices.

If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677, then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS www.relayservice.gov.au then ask for 03 6232 7133
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Telephone: 13 14 50