Julia Gillard may be out and 'sexygate' may be rumbling on, but let's not forget there are incredible female politicians in Australia
Tony Abbott was criticised last week for referring to Liberal candidate Fiona Scott's "sex appeal", but he's back at it. This morning he praised Scott's answer to a question about his economic plan with the comment: "obviously from that answer she ain't just a pretty face."
Well, quite. So while the government is trying forget a woman leader ever existed, and the Opposition is pursuing a strategy of commenting on women's looks at every opportunity, let's focus instead on 10 impressive female politicians, and the reasons why they matter.