Carmen Mary LAWRENCE
Born: 1948Special Achievements:
1990 - First female to head a state government when elected Premier of Western Australia, following the disposing of the Premier by the Labour Government. She was defeated at the next election.Additional Information:
2003 - She became the first female President of the Australian Labour Party.
Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 84.
“Associated with Edith Cowan (first woman member of State Assembly); May Holman (first woman Labor member of the Legislative Assembly; Florence Cardell-Oliver (first woman cabinet minister in the State Assembly); and Carmen Lawrence (the first women [sic] premier.”