Resource list for Issue 1: Equal voting rights for women

Discovering Democracy Lower Secondary Units, 'Democratic Struggles', (pp 68-98). This unit is also available online at:

Focus question 5: Why didn't all adults get the vote at Federation and how did those excluded work to achieve it?
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Discovering Democracy Lower Secondary Units, 'Men and Women in Political Life', (pp 99-135).

Focus question 2: What can we learn from people who have worked in parliament? Activity 5

'Topic 1: Votes for Women'. This unit contains PDF downloads from Australia's Democracy: A Short History, distributed to all secondary schools in 2002. The topic is designed for middle to upper secondary students but teachers may wish to use sections with younger students.

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