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The report found MPs and managers were the worst offenders. (ABC News: Peter Curtis)
Friday, September 02, 2022
Tasmanian parliamentary staff exposed to sexual harassment, abuse and degrading behaviour, review finds
Tasmanian ministerial and parliamentary staff are being subjected to degrading, belittling and abusive behaviour, including exposure of body parts and indecent phone calls, with MPs and managers the worst offenders, a review has found. Anti-...
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches (Picture: APP)
Friday, August 05, 2022
Australia: New First Nations female parliamentarians deliver powerful maiden speeches
Labor Senator for Victoria Jana Stewart made history by becoming the youngest First Nations woman elected to the Parliament, while Marion Scrymgour and Jacinta Price spoke of issues facing Territory communities. Three Aboriginal women made their...
Australian online program: Equip women for public office
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Australian online program: Equip women for public office
Women support their communities in so many ways. From running school P&C’s and local sports competitions, to establishing businesses and community campaigns and co-ordinating drought and bushfire relief for neighbours. These leadership skills...
Former defence minister Linda Reynolds during Question Time in the Senate, June 17, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images
Monday, July 11, 2022
Australia: Women’s Lib(eral Party)
Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party. There is no doubt that the Liberal Party has a lot of work to do in order to, as deputy leader Sussan Ley kept saying on Monday’s...
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start? (Picture: Investment Magazine)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start?
In Australia, we have just elected an historic gender and ethnically diverse Federal parliament with women’s representation in the lower house at 38% and over 50% in the Senate. Meanwhile, Sam Mostyn, of Chief Executive Women (CEW), laments “...
Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Friday, June 10, 2022
A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard: Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a...
Theresa May & Julia Gillard
Friday, June 10, 2022
Theresa May & Julia Gillard: In Conversation for International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL), Julia Gillard was joined by former Prime Minister of the UK, the Rt Hon Theresa May MP for an In Conversation...
 Voters queuing at a polling centre in Melbourne in May 2022. William WEST / AFP
Friday, June 10, 2022
More women and more diversity in new Australian parliament
All 151 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the 76 Senate seats were up for reelection in the recent Australian parliament elections. The Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, beat the incumbent Liberal/National coalition government....
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Thursday, June 09, 2022
Workplace gender equality: How do we create change that actually works?
In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 1st of June, 2022 leading Australian thought leaders discuss how can we create change that actually works for women to attain workplace gender equality? That is the question this...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Friday, June 03, 2022
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work. At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seen here last week, speaking alongside (from left) Finance Minister Penny Wong, Deputy Prime Minster Richard Marles and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher. (David Gray/Getty Images)
Thursday, June 02, 2022
Australia's new prime minister appoints a record 10 women to his Cabinet
Australia's new government will look more like its country, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has named a record 10 women to his incoming Cabinet. The high-profile appointments include Penny Wong as foreign minister, Claire O'Neil as home affairs...
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price (IMAGE: AAP/LUKAS COCH)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Australia: Liberals forget that women vote and have paid the price
Professional women make up the largest voter cohort in Australia and their role was vital in giving Scott Morrison the boot. It appears the Coalition misjudged just how many women there are in Australia. Women hold the slim majority of 51% of the...
Sophie Scamps, Zoe Daniel, Monique Ryan, Allegra Spender and Kylea Tink all ousted Liberal men from parliament. (CREDIT: JESSICA HROMAS, PENNY STEPHENS, LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI, JAMES ALCOCK, GETTY IMAGES)
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Australia: Record number of women in the 47th parliament, as female voters shun Liberals
A record number of women will take their seats in the House of Representatives when the 47th parliament sits for the first time in July, but representation in the Liberal Party has gone backwards as it grapples with how to regain the faith of female...
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
Monday, May 30, 2022
Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?
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...
(L-R) The member for Reid, Sally Sitou; the member for Barton, Linda Burney; Northern Territory senator Jacinta Price; and the member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour, are among the diverse politicians in Australia’s new parliament. Composite: AAP
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
"Work in progress": Australia’s new parliament the most diverse yet
Diversity advocates welcome new additions but say there is still a long way to go before parliament reflects Australian society Australia’s new parliament looks set to be the most diverse, but there’s still a long way to go, diversity advocates say...
Independent Zoe Daniel has ousted Liberal Tim Wilson in the seat of Goldstein.(AAP: Joel Carrett)
Monday, May 23, 2022
Australia: How many women have been elected? What seats are in doubt? And other quick questions about the election results
Good evening Australia. It's the day after the election and the results are still rolling in from across the country. If you've been off enjoying a Sunday sesh or the sunshine, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up. What's the...
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Because “women’s issues” have been in the headlines over the last year, it may seem strange they have not been more prominent in the election campaign. Yet it is clear gender has played a crucial role in defining the choice voters will make in the...
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests - Women’s Agenda
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Young women are turning their backs on political careers at alarming rate, new research suggests
Young women aren’t feeling any more optimistic about our parliamentary landscape, opportunities to build a career in politics or their safety, new research has found. The report, conducted by Plan International Australia and YouGov, found that 60...

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