In this episode Kate and I discuss some of the politics and laws relating to mothers and families. What are ‘women’s issues’ and why do we care what dress she wore? What does any of that have to do with raising a family? Listen to find out!
Things we discussed:
- South Australia was the first state to grant women’s suffrage in 1895.
- Catherine Helen Spence was the first female to stand as a candidate in 1897.
- The League of Nations started in 1919 – if you were wondering.
- Former PM Julia Gillard entered federal parliament in 1998.
- Julie Bishop doesn’t have any kids.
- A bit of background reading from the Electoral Commission if you’re interested.
Music credit to Exactly like you by The Underscore Orkestra. Enjoy!