Enid Lyons became the Member for Darwin in the House of Representatives and Dorothy Tangney was chosen to represent Western Australia in the Senate. The Senate remembered these elections with a motion, which quoted Senator Tangney: ‘I ... realise my great honour in being the first woman to be elected to the Senate. But it is not as a woman that I have been elected to this chamber. It is as a citizen of the Commonwealth; and I take my place here with the full privileges and rights of all honourable senators, and, what is still more important, with the full responsibilities which such a high office entails.’
In history August 2018
Milestones from this month in the history of the Australian Parliament.
Aug 29, 2018