Parliament, Congress and glass ceilings

Parliament, Congress and glass ceilings

When

7.30am–9.00am

23 October 2019

Where

Dame Enid Lyons Alcove, Parliament House, Canberra

Type

Public event

Former US Representative for Utah's 4th district Mia Love was the first black Republican woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives.

Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, MP was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives. 

The two groundbreaking women joined forces for a special 'in-conversation' event at Parliament House to discuss race, gender and their political firsts in Australia and the United States. Deputy Federal Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Stephanie Peatling, moderated their discussion.

Featuring

  • Mia Love
    Mia Love
    Non-Resident Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Mia Love served as the US Representative for Utah's 4th district from 2015-2019. She was the first black female Republican elected to Congress. At the start of the 2015 Congress, she was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the Treasury and the Federal Reserve. She also joined the Congressional Black Caucus after taking her seat.