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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Leadership Program for Parliamentarians in Australia
Since 2013, the Australian Futures Projects have worked with the major political parties and leading educational institutions to create Australia’s first and only Leadership Program for Parliamentarians. It builds the capability of parliamentarians...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Liberal Party signs gender diversity plan to increase female representation in Parliament in Australia
The Liberal Party's federal executive has signed off on a 10-year plan to significantly increase its female representation in Parliament, in what one senator has described as a "watershed" moment for the party. Under the "gender diversity reform...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Linda Burney, First Female Indigenous Lower House MP in Australia
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament has promised to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life. In her maiden speech, Linda Burney wore a traditional kangaroo-skin cloak with her personal totem...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Linda Burney becomes the first female Indigenous MP in Australia's history
Former New South Wales deputy Labor leader Linda Burney has claimed victory in the southern Sydney seat of Barton. The win makes her the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Ms Burney said the victory was...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Labor Women under attack from the Sisterhood for betraying Julia Gillard, Australia
Women in the Labor caucus have come under fire from the ‘sisterhood’ for siding with the men who brought down Julia Gillard. By comparison, the men who actually orchestrated the rise and fall of our first female Prime Minister, got off relatively...