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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...
Samoa, Estonia, Tunisia and Sweden all elected their first female prime ministers in 2021 (Reuters/AFP: Fa'atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Politics isn't super-appealing to women in Australia right now. Is it different elsewhere?
Forty. That's the number of countries around the world that have chosen a woman to lead since Julia Gillard was ousted on June 27, 2013. In the past year alone, Sweden, Tunisia, Samoa and Estonia all elected their first female prime ministers while...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Pregnant MPs warn they are being shut out of inflexible Parliament
Pregnant federal MPs have warned they risk being shut out of parliamentary discussions because of the failure to agree on virtual participation with video-conferencing technology when Parliament returns later this month. The MPs warn the lack of...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Parliamentary elections in Australia
Women represent 25% of the parliament with 37 seats out of 150 and while there is no legal quota system, there are voluntary political party quotas in place. Australia has had just one woman leader in five of it's six states and two in the small...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Push for a woman to replace Ferguson, Australia
A political lobby group is pushing for a female candidate to replace long-term Labor MP Martin Ferguson when he steps down from politics in September. The 59-year-old announced that he would not contest his safe inner-Melbourne seat of Batman at the...