Women overrepresented in marginal contests, while more men preselected in safe seats for federal election

World News

 Back

Women overrepresented in marginal contests, while more men preselected in safe seats for federal election

Source:

The majority of marginal seat candidates for the next parliament are female, while safe seat candidates are still mainly male. Photograph: timstarkey/Getty Images - The Guardian

Female candidates are overrepresented for marginal seats at the next federal election, while safe seats for both major parties remain dominated by males, an analysis by Guardian Australia shows.

While the major parties are yet to finalise all candidates for the forthcoming federal election, an analysis of those preselected so far for parliament’s 35 marginal seats shows that about 60% of the candidates across both major parties are female.

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 13 December 2021.


News: 
Region: 
Focus areas: