Gender representation in public places

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Malia Knox
PO Box 1268
Total Signatures - 791
Sponsoring Member: Mr Michael Berkman MP
Posting Date: 17/6/2020
Closing Date: 31/8/2020
Tabled Date: 8/9/2020
Responded By: Hon Shannon Fentiman MP on 8/12/2020
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that representation of strong female role models is essential for gender equity and justice; that there are only three statues of real women in Brisbane, and this reflects overwhelmingly unequal gender representation in public places in Queensland and Australia; and that international jurisdictions such as San Francisco have legislated for greater representation of women in public places.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to create a law that requires 50 per cent of statues, pictures and plaques in public places in Queensland to depict real women.