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Thursday, April 09, 2015
UNDP is preparing women to contest in the upcoming elections in Bougainville
UNDP has been providing training to 25 aspiring women, offering information on advocacy and lobbying tools, and also a chance to network.  To listen to Julie Bukikkun, UNDP Assistant Representative for Governance in UNDP PNG Country Office, speaking...
Kelly O'Dwyer: "There are lots of very good female colleagues of mine who are ripe for promotion."
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Women in cabinet: Prime Minister doubles women's cabinet representation to two
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen". Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect...
Monday, December 15, 2014
The day Australian women got to vote
One hundred and eleven years ago today, December 16, 1903, was the day Australians elected their second Federal Parliament and the first day all non-indigenous women of voting age in Victoria and around the nation had an equal say in who represented...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Australia
Australia is continuing to make significant progress in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action across all government jurisdictions. Five key achievements in progressing gender equality in recent years are explored in this...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Australia's women's envoy tours Pacific to boost political participation
Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership. Natasha Stott-Despoja is the head of an Australian delegation to Tonga to meet about 30 women in politics from around the...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Australia has gone backwards on women in politics
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says Australia has gone backwards on female participation at the highest levels of politics and decried the perception that leadership is a man’s game. Addressing the annual YWCA breakfast on Tuesday, Ms Gallagher said...
Sonia Palmieri
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sonia Palmieri
Dr Sonia Palmieri is a consultant in gender and political leadership, and was formerly the Policy Specialist on Political Participation at UN Women in New York. Prior to this, she established and managed the Pacific Women’s Parliamentary...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Julia Gillard: Gender revolution has failed
Ms Gillard said while it is up to the nation to think in a sophisticated way about that, the gender revolution of the last 50 years had failed to leave as deep an impact as hoped. "In too many ways, that change has done no more than create a brittle...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard says she'll pursue education and women's issues in life after politics, Australia
Julia Gillard has given her first known interview since losing the Labor leadership, in which she says she will be pursuing education and women's issues on the global stage. Speaking to two representatives from Laureate International Universities in...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Julia Gillard hopes to inspire more women to enter politics, Australia
Admitting that her own experience in politics was "mixed", Ms Gillard said she hoped more women would enter politics. The 51-year-old Welsh-born former lawyer said she has begun writing a memoir and plans to tell her story "in my own words, in my...
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Women in politics face the ugliest of juggles, Australia
The latest round of national head-scratching about why there aren't more women in politics makes me want to poke out my own eyes with a rusty toasting fork. I'm sorry. I know everybody means well. And all the debate about parliamentary culture and...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Senate veterans decry cabinet's lack of women, Australia
Liberal senator Sue Boyce has criticised as ''shocking and embarrassing'' the appointment of only one woman to the new federal cabinet. Only foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop made it into the 19-member cabinet announced by prime minister-...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Women leading the way in Mackay politics, Australia
Tony Abbott's cabinet in Canberra is running short on girl power, but it's the sisters who continue to run the show in the Mackay region. With 18 blokes and only one woman, Mr Abbott's choice of LNP frontbenchers has been heavily criticised for a...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Politics of Women and the Women of Politics, Australia
In Australia, we congratulate Nova Peris on being the first indigenous female elected to the federal parliament and wish her success in her Senate journey ahead. Australia now has our first female Foreign Minister. Across the history of 28 Speakers...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Why is there only one woman in Tony Abbott's cabinet? Australia
Women in politics are treated differently. To be a good politician, you have to be capable of getting on with the job in the face of criticism. But I am deeply worried that the level of gender-based attacks female politicians have been subjected to...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Nova Peris elected as first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament, Australia
Nova Peris has become the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Federal Parliament. The Olympic hockey gold medal winner will take a place in the Senate representing the Northern Territory for Labor. She gave her victory speech immediately...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Cate Faehrmann, lead Senate candidate for the Greens in NSW
Cate Faehrmann acknowledges the fact that she took a big risk in resigning from the NSW Legislative Assembly to contest the federal election on September 7. But for this traditional ‘greenie’ and founding director of GetUp!, “its absolutely a risk...

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