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Current Women Members of the WA Parliament

In the current state Parliament, there are 43 women members, who are pictured below. The Legislative Assembly has achieved near equal representation as 28 of the 59 members are women (47.4%), whilst in the Legislative Council 15 of the 36 members are women (41.6%). Just over 45% of members are women which is the highest representation in WA history. A total of 114 women have been elected to WA Parliament since Edith Cowan was elected in 1921. In the centenary of Edith Cowan’s election, at the March 2021 election, the 100th woman was elected to the WA Parliament - Caitlin Collins MLA. In her inaugural speech she said:

‘It is in honour of Edith Cowan, not only as the first woman to be elected to this place exactly 100 years ago, but also for paving the long road to the realisation of women’s value in the workplace and society. By no more than a quirk of statistics, I am honoured to be the 100th woman to be sworn in to the Parliament of Western Australia.’

Caitlin Collins, Parliamentary Debates (WA Hansard), 4 May 2021

Female members of the 41st Parliament Hon. Klara Andric MLC Ms Lisa Baker MLA Ms Hannah Beazley MLA Hon. Sandra Carr MLC Mrs Robyn Clarke MLA Hon. Alanna Clohesy MLC Ms Caitlin Collins MLA Ms Lara Dalton Ms Divina D'Anna Hon. Mia Davies MLA Hon. Kate Doust MLA Hon. Sue Ellery MLC Hon. Donna Faragher MLC Ms Kim Giddens MLA Ms Emily Hamilton MLA Ms Meredith Hammat MLA Ms Jodie Hanns MLA Hon. Lorna Harper MLC Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC Ms Jane Kelsbie MLA Ms Ali Kent MLA Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC Hon. Simone McGurk MLA Ms Libby Mettam MLA Hon. Sophia Moermond MLC Mrs Lisa Munday MLA Mrs Lisa O'Malley MLA Hon. Shelley Payne MLC Ms Margaret Quirk MLA Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA Ms Cassie Rowe MLA Hon. Samantha Rowe MLC Hon. Rita Saffioti MLA Hon. Rosie Sahanna MLC Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA Ms Jessica Shaw MLA Ms Rebecca Stephens MLA Mrs Jessica Stojkovski MLA Dr Katrina Stratton MLA Hon. Dr Sally Talbot MLC Ms Christina Tonkin MLA Ms Sabine Winton MLA