Waiting politely outside power's closed door

By Ann Villiers
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:26am, first published March 3 2014 - 4:00pm

On a recent tour of Melbourne's Town Hall, a visitor commented, while studying a wall of mayoral portraits, that only two were women. The female tour guide informed us that the current council of 11 comprised four women - ''so is pretty much balanced''.