A former police minister has became the first female Speaker of WA’s Legislative Assembly, as the chamber achieves almost total gender parity.
- Michelle Roberts has become the first female Speaker of the Lower House
- WA elected 28 women and 31 men to the Lower House
- The Opposition is unhappy with seating arrangements
The 59 members of Western Australia’s new Legislative Assembly were officially sworn in as Members of Parliament today, in a historic ceremony featuring a high number of female MPs, masks and a lonely-looking state opposition.
There are 31 men, and 28 women elected to the house.
Ms Roberts said it was a historic day for women, and she hoped the new Parliament would be a place of respect and equity.
“I am privileged to be…
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