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(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 federal election 2022 LIVE – latest news, updates and results Election 2022 results: live votes tracker and...
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...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian...
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University
Friday, May 13, 2022
The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics
As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election. Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible...
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra
Friday, May 06, 2022
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
How does the gender composition of the Australian parliament compare with parliaments around the world, and how has it changed over the past two decades International comparisons The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has published international...
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Women fed up with flagrant sexism could swing Australia’s election
Decline in support for government is being driven by women Nation's gender inequality has worsened for more than a decade Women in Australia have endured more than a year of shocking allegations of misconduct from inside their nation’s parliament...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Australia: Where are the young women?
Driven by the shared belief that all young voices should be heard, Raise Our Voice Australia has proudly partnered with The Body Shop Australia to ask young women and gender diverse Australians about their political engagement. With just under 500...
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago - Women’s Agenda
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Young women are less likely to run for office today than 12 months ago
Young women and gender diverse people are less likely to run for office or join a political party today, than they were 12 months ago. That’s the explosive finding of new research from a leading Australian social enterprise, Raise Our Voice...
Aussie federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats - News.com.au
Friday, April 01, 2022
Australian federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats
Despite repeated warnings, Australia’s two major political parties continue to make one big mistake – and one MP has issued a scathing rebuke. The women chosen by Australia’s two major political parties to run in the upcoming federal election are...
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation - Australian Journal of Social Issue
Monday, March 28, 2022
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation
Recent conversations prompted by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put issues of workplace sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault into the global spotlight. This paper examines how members of the Australian Liberal Party made sense of,...
The Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a non-partisan initiative to change the face of politics in Australia.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Women invited to forge pathway into politics as new knowledge hub launches
An innovative program to advance female participation in Australian politics is calling for new participants and launching a knowledge hub, sharing leading research, articles and interviews on the eve of International Women’s Day 2022. The Pathways...
Friday, March 11, 2022
Pathways to Politics Program for Women
The Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a national, proudly non-partisan initiative that aims to change the face of politics by equipping women with the skills, knowledge, confidence and networks they need to run for elected office and thrive...
Nicolle Flint has been vocal about the sexist abuse she has faced during her time in politics.(AAP Image: Mick Tsikas)
Friday, February 25, 2022
In Australia, Nicolle Flint uses final speech to take aim at offensive abuse directed toward women
Outgoing Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has used her valedictory speech to urge the parliament to better protect women from offensive, insulting and intimidating behaviour, while taking aim at "the left" and social media giants for the harassment and...
‘It can be done’: how a strong female crossbench could challenge Australian politics - The Guardian
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
‘It can be done’: How a strong female crossbench could challenge Australian politics
By Jo Dyer As disillusionment with the Morrison government grows, a new generation of independents is emerging to run against the system itself. The event’s lineup was formidable and the audience at the 2021 Sydney writers’ festival was expectant:...
Women hold record number of Australian Government board positions - Mirage News
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Women hold record number of Australian Government board positions
The Morrison Government has welcomed the latest Gender Balance on Government Boards figures, which show that for the first time, more than half of Australian Government board positions are held by women. Women now hold a record 50.2 per cent of...
Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad - Credits: Mumbrella
Monday, February 07, 2022
Australia: Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad
Women for Election has released a campaign ahead of Australia’s election season officially kicking off to encourage more women to enter politics. The campaign was created by BMF and is supported by UN Women Australia. Click here to read the full...

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