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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Senator Michaelia Cash
Today we continue our series Women in Politics, with Michaelia Cash, the Senator for Western Australia (Liberal), who hit the headlines back in June when she attacked Senator Penny Wong for betraying Julia Gillard and ‘the sisterhood’. Despite being...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party
At 38, Julie Bishop had achieved what many young lawyers aspire to do. Having worked as a barrister and a commercial litigation solicitor, she was managing partner of a national law firm’s Perth office. She was at the peak of her career, or so she...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Australia's Sarah Palin, and One Nation Candidate Aborts Election Bid Due to Pressure Over Viral Video
Stephanie Banister, dubbed as the "Sarah Palin of Australia", has dropped out of the election race on August 10 after committing several interview blunders and calling Islam a country.  The 27-year-old One Nation candidate was campaigning for...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Kate Ellis Speaks Out Against Sexism
Continuing our series on women in federal politics, we meet the Hon Kate Ellis MP (ALP), Federal Member for Adelaide, Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth, Minister for Employment Participation and Minister for the Status of Women. The...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Australian Women in Politics: Anna Burke, Speaker of the House of Representatives
In the lead up to the Federal Election on 7 September 2013, Australian Women Online will be profiling women from the major political parties in both houses of Federal Parliament. First up is Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm (ALP) and Speaker...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Australia's Julia Gillard reveals what she thought when she gave the 'misogyny speech'
As prime minister, Julia Gillard remained instinctively private, consistently contained and, for a figure so much in the public eye, oddly enigmatic. But in an interview with the Melbourne-based magazine the Monthly, conducted during her final...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: New Senate Candidate to Represent ACT Women
A new political party promising to give women a voice in Australian politics has introduced its ACT Senate candidate. Emma Davidson was involved in the Save Melrose Primary campaign after the ACT Government announced plans to close the school...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Program to Train More Women for Politics
Dozens of women from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor are in Cairns in far north Queensland, learning how to become politicians. The Australian Political Parties for Democracy program aims to increase the number of women in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Minister Calls for More Women in the Ranks
The Australian Defence Force needs to embrace a new era of cultural change that will allow greater prospects for the recruitment and promotion of women within its depleted ranks. To read the full article, please visit
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Debate Heats Up on Equal Representation for Women
Over two decades later, Australian women are still under-represented in leadership and decision-making roles in both the public and private spheres despite comprising 50.6 percent of the country's total population and 45 percent of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Australia Gets Its 1st Female PM as Rudd Ousted
Australia got its first female prime minister on Thursday after the ruling party dumped Kevin Rudd and installed his deputy as leader. Julia Gillard will lead the government to elections due within months. She stood unopposed at a vote of the Labor...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Australia: Marriage equality un-Australian: Gillard
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has declared that marriage rights for same-sex couples are imcompatible with Australian culture and heritage one day after hundreds demanded their rights in Sydney and Brisbane. When asked if she was expressing a...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Australia: Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act
The Act was adopted in Australia in 1996 to provide support and rehabilitation for victims of crimes of violence by giving effect to an approved counselling scheme and a statutory compensation scheme.
Friday, September 28, 2007
A Woman's Place is in the House - the House of Parliament
This report reviews the factors that enable and constrain the advancement of women's political representation in the Pacific region countries. The report consists of five parts that discuss the impact of electoral systems on women's representation...