Joy McCann is an Australian social and environmental historian with research interests in landscape and memory in settler societies, the history of oceanography in the Southern Hemisphere, and scientific and cultural constructions of the deep ocean. She completed her PhD at the ANU in 2006 and is currently working on an environmental history of the Southern Ocean. She has extensive experience as a public historian in the heritage and museums sector, and is currently a senior researcher at the Parliamentary Library in Canberra.
Parliament House, which was officially opened in 1988, is the home of the Parliament of Australia. It is located on a 32-hectare site on Capital Hill in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
In 2013 the Parliamentary Library published a chronology...
This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, as well as women in the State and Territory Parliaments.
IntroductionThis Quick Guide presents information about the backgrounds and service of Australia’s 29 prime ministers, from Edmund Barton to Malcolm Turnbull. It includes information about of their backgrounds (age, place of birth, gender and occupational background), period in office, experience in other...
Executive summaryThis paper provides an overview of the issues and outcomes for the January 2015 election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Where appropriate, it draws on the Library’s earlier publication on the 2012 Queensland state election. The 2015 Queensland state election result...
This paper provides an overview of Australia as a newly emerging ‘nation-state’ and the evolution of the federal Parliament by tracing the seven elections held from 1901 to 1918.
• The Commonwealth Parliament of Australia was just 13 years old...
Summary: This Quick Guide contains the most recent table showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account the results of the 2015 Queensland state election and the South Australian by-election for Davenport, both held on 31 January 2015....
This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to: women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; women in the State and Territory Parliaments; women in politics; overseas parliaments; and other resources on women in parliament and politics.
This updated paper draws on recent data and research to discuss trends and issues relating to women in Australian parliaments within an international context. It includes data on women in leadership and ministry positions, on committees and as candidates in Commonwealth elections.
Introduction: This Quick Guide draws together information about women who have held leadership positions in Australia from Federation to May 2014. It includes vice-regal appointments , presiding officers , government, opposition and parliamentary party leaders , and parliamentary party presidents .
This paper provides an overview of Tasmania’s parliamentary and electoral system, the state’s political landscape in the lead up to the election, issues that dominated the 2014 election, the parties, the candidates and the results.
Executive summaryTasmanians went to the polls...