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About GoWomenLG

The GoWomenLG 2016 project is run by The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and is aimed at encouraging more women to run for Victorian local government elections.  Other aims of this project are to reflect the diversity of women in running, to prepare women to run good electoral campaigns, and to develop their knowledge of councils and good governance in preparation for the election.

The VLGA links local government, councillors and the community to build and stengthen local governance and democracy, and as a part of their mission are advocates for progressive social change. Learn more at

Latest News from GoWomenLG

GoWomenLG Elections Post 6

Thursday 27 October 2016 5.30pm

  • Latest on Monash – 2 women looking likely now
  • Hindmarsh – hmm , might be only 1 woman elected
  • East Gippsland – backlash against sitting councillors? 2 women possible – […]

GoWomenLG Elections Post 5

Late Monday arvo, in sunny Melbourne.

A few more sleeps until its all sorted but here’s some more “informed speculation” about trends and likelihoods in elections gleaned from various sources  (and thanks @MayneReport) with my gender lens […]

GoWomenLG Elections Post 4

5pm Sunday 23 October 2016

OK now we look at those councils where only 1 woman was elected at 2012 elections –

  • Banyule – with current Cr Jenny Mullohand hanging in for dear life in Griffin Ward, […]

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