This chapter deals with three related issues. Linked directly to the commemoration of the centenary of white women's vote is the story of the fight for women's voting rights and how that is directly reflected in Australia's constitutional document. This leads to a discussion of the significant lack of protection of voting rights in the Australian constitution. Finally, the chapter addresses the disjuncture between citizenship and substantive rights in the Australian legal and political environment. This is relevant, not just to women, but to all Australians.
|Title of host publication
|Selective Democracy: Race, Gender and the Australian Vote
|John Chesterman, David Philips
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2003