Introduction of jury service for women in Queensland

1923 jury service. National Library of Australia.

As a result of amendments to the Queensland Jury Act, Queensland initiated the introduction of jury service for women in 1923, becoming the first Australian state to do so. The relevant provisions entitled women to serve on a jury but required that they provide notification of their desire to participate. The amendment bill was introduced in 1923 and passed in 1924. The Argus newspaper reported on the amendment bill, declaring the amendments to be “drastic changes”. (Source: Office for Women, Queensland)

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