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Since Federation, there have been 3 female Speakers of the House of Representatives:
- The first was the Hon Joan Child from 11 February 1986 to 28 August 1989. Ms Child was a member of the Australian Labor Party from the electorate of Henty in Victoria.
- The second was Anna Burke from 9 October 2012 to 5 August 2013. Ms Burke was also a member of the Australian Labor Party from the electorate of Chisholm in Victoria.
- The third was the Hon Bronwyn Bishop from 12 November 2013 to 2 August 2015. Mrs Bishop was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia from the electorate of Mackellar in New South Wales.
There has also been 1 female President of the Senate. The Hon Margaret Reid was President from 20 August 1996 to 18 August 2002. Senator Reid was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia and a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.