Teresa Maiolo

Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Maiolo, T. (2000). Increasing rural women's involvement in government decision making. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


The purpose of this report was to identify why rural women's involvement in government decision-making is of a low level despite the concerted government action, and to furthermore provide solutions to inform action. The strength of the research presented is that all information is firmly established in the rural women's experiences.

Twenty-one Western Australian rural women leaders were individually interviewed. These women represent the larger rural regions of Western Australia: South West, Great Southern, Goldfields-Esperance, Mid-West, Gascoyne, and Kimberley regions. These women were familiar with the broad systems of government, leadership, information and communication technology, and obviously rural life...