WOMEN will be allowed to attend the St Patrick’s Day Dinner in Brisbane next year for the first time in more than a century.
In a world where equality of the sexes is supposed to exist, it is shame that the case to allow women to the dinner had to go to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.
The issue could have been resolved without the expense and publicity such a case was sure to attract.
There was no logically obvious reason for rejecting women’s attendance at the dinner, except tradition.
This case shows that sometimes tradition has to make way for change.