Margaret Reynolds

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Margaret Reynolds

The Hon. Margaret Reynolds became the first female Australian Labor Party senator to represent Queensland when she was elected to the Senate in 1983. Prior to entering Parliament, she worked as a teacher, lecturer and councillor on Townsville City Council.
During her parliamentary career Senator Reynolds was Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, Minister for Local Government and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women. She chaired the Senate Privileges Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies, as well as a number of Senate estimates committees.
In the Senate, Reynolds maintained a strong voice on a range of issues notably women’s rights, women’s reproductive health, civil liberties, international human rights, native title, Aboriginal health, education and reconciliation and the environment. She was also deeply committed to the increased participation of women in parliament.
Reynolds was a federal government representative on the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (1991–96) and served as parliamentary adviser at the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. After her retirement from parliamentary politics in 1999, she became the national president of the United Nations Association of Australia, and taught international human rights at the University of Queensland.

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22 Dec 2016
Recent evidence suggests households exposed to unaffordable housing include children, young people and their families...
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22 Dec 2016
Many households exposed to unaffordable housing include dependent children and young people (Rowley and Ong 2012; Stone...
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17 Aug 2015
The research sought to measure whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based...
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10 Jun 2015
The research sought to measure whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based...

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07 Dec 2014
Examines the supply of, and demand for, private rental dwellings affordable to lower income households in 2011 and...
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23 Jul 2014
Spatial concentrations of socially and economically disadvantaged people, particularly in large cities, have been the...

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13 May 2013
This is the final report of a project that investigated the housing experiences of social excluded households in...
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15 Mar 2012
The concept of social inclusion entered Australian policy discourse and practice following an extended period of...
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17 Jan 2011
Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This...

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29 Nov 2010
This study aims to bring the role of population mobility into contemporary academic understandings of socio-spatial...
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