Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?

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May 30, 2022

Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?

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Independent candidate Zoe Daniel defeated Liberal MP Tim Wilson for the seat of Goldstein in an election that saw a record number of women elected to Parliament. Picture: AAP

A record number of women have been elected to the Australian Parliament. Anger about the Coalition Government's lack of action on gender equality has been one of the issues propelling the teal independents into parliament. 

What will be their experience of parliament as a workplace? Will it be better than the experience of previous women?

Until the advent of the #MeToo movement, women politicians rarely spoke out about their experience of the parliamentary workplace. Among others, Senator Penny Wong has expressed her regrets that the abuse was not called out earlier. 

Click here to read the full article published by The North West Star on 22 May 2022.

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Author: 
Marian Sawer
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The North West Star
Publication year: 
2022