Senate Occasional Lecture Series

Public lunchtime lectures held at Parliament House in Canberra, on topics related to Parliament and governance. Transcripts, audio and television recordings of past lectures are also available.

Senate occasional lecture series

75 years of women in political leadership in the Australian Parliament

Amy Mullins

Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Time: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Location: Theatre, Parliament House

Amy Mullins

In a lecture to mark the 75th anniversary of the election of Dame Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney to the Australian Parliament, Amy Mullins considers how things have changed for women in political leadership in Australia.

Amy Mullins is a broadcaster, board member, gender equality advocate, and public speaker. She is a Member of the Ministerial Council on Women's Equality (State Government of Victoria). Amy is also the presenter of Uncommon Sense, a weekly three-hour radio program on politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, and the natural world, on Melbourne's 3RRR FM.

Previously, Amy was Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA). She was with the institute for over four and a half years. As an Advisory Committee Member, Amy helped guide and shape the Pathways to Politics Program for Women at the Melbourne School of Government.

Amy is passionate about seeing more women enter politics from across the political spectrum.

Past lectures


Date Presenter Transcript Type
16/03/2018 George Megalogenis Restoring respect
Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)
13/04/2018 Dr Ben Wellings Taking Back Control: Parliament, Sovereignty & Brexit
Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)
11/05/2018 Professor Kim Dovey Architecture and Power: How Do Buildings Shape Politics?
Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)
17/08/2018 Professor Ariadne Vromen Political engagement in the Australian Digital Context Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)
21/09/2018 The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Senator Patrick Dodson Parliamentary processes from an Indigenous perspective Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)
19/10/2018 Dr Rosemary Laing Annual Harry Evans Lecture: Richard Chaffey Baker and the shaping of the Australian Senate Video (Parlview)
Audio (MP3)


Lecture transcripts, audio and television recordings