Women's suffrage and economic empowerment: panel discussion


From: Friday November 29, 2019, 5:00 pm

To: Friday November 29, 2019, 5:30 pm

This event has now passed but a video recording is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bePGyA57SqA&t=839s


Join panellists Annabel Crabb, Clare Wright and Senator Penny Wong, in conversation with Tory Shepherd, to explore women's suffrage and economic empowerment.

The event will celebrate our successes: women in South Australia not only won the right to vote, but the ability to stand for parliament, before their peers across Australia and the rest of the world. It will also acknowledge that we still have some way to go before our rights translate to equal representation, and what this means for our ability to participate in the decision-making that matters.

This event would not be possible without the grant provided by the Office for Women; the kind support of our sponsors, the University of South Australia, the Women in Economics Network, the Economic Society of Australia; and the contributions of our speakers and community.

Please arrive at 5.00 pm for a 5.15 pm start, and bring a paper or electronic copy of your ticket. We will be serving refreshments and a grazing table following the conclusion of the panel discussion.

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for secondary school students and people who are unwaged. Please email wen@esasa.org.au to enquire.

Registration Information

There is no charge for this event for WEN Members
As we are a non-profit, we charge a small fee of $15.00 to non-members to cover catering costs for this event.

Booking is essential - click here to book via Eventbrite

About the Panel

  Annabel Crabb is the ABC’s Chief Political Writer and presenter of Back in Time for Dinner, The House and the highly acclaimed Kitchen Cabinet series on ABC TV. She is also a regular contributor and presenter on Insiders and The Drum on ABC NEWS on TV. Annabel has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and television. Her intelligent and insightful take on politics has made her one of Australia’s most popular media personalities. Annabel also creates a podcast with 7.30 host Leigh Sales, called Chat 10 Looks 3. Follow @annabelcrabb.
  Dr Clare Wright  is an Associate Professor of History at La Trobe University, an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for many other awards. Her latest book is You Daughters of Freedom, which has been shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Ministers Literary Awards.
  Senator Penny Wong is a Senator for South Australia and has represented the state since 2002. In 2013, Penny was appointed Leader of the Government in the Senate. After the change of Government, she was appointed the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Penny is the first woman to hold both these roles.
  Tory Shepherd is The Advertiser's State Editor and a senior columnist, as well as the author of On Freedom. You can also catch her on the ABC, Sunrise, The Project, and various other places for people who sit on panels and talk politics. She is a Churchill Fellow, a Walkleys judge, a chilli fanatic, and a dog lover.



Pridham Hall, UniSA City West Campus

211/213 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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