Like many Australian women, Nicola Quin has become disillusioned with the number of women in parliament, both at the Federal level and in her home state of Victoria where women hold just 30% of parliamentary positions.
But upon realising there was little hope for much change in female representation following the upcoming Victorian state election – with both the Victorian ALP failing to meet its own party quota for preselecting women to safe seats and Liberal MP Mary Wooldridge losing her seat during an electoral redistribution -- Quin decided she needed to personally step up.
She launched Women for Change, what she hopes to become a registered political party in Victoria once she secures 500 members. It's a centrist party she says will allow Victorians to vote for 'centrist ideology' and to hold the parties to account on the number of women they pre-select to winnable seats.
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