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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Tony Abbott just proved why we’re all looking to women leaders to get us out of this crisis
Oh Tony. Tony, Tony, Tony. Just when we thought we were free of your irrational, fear-mongering drivel, you pipe up with another nugget of gold. This time, you thought you’d share your wisdom on the Coronavirus pandemic and Australia’s response to...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Ten years since Australia got its first female prime minister, how diverse is our parliament?
By Vivienne Pearson, On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia’s 27th – and first female – prime minister. But a decade on, gender equality in politics has some way to go. It’s been a rocky decade for women in politics. “I couldn’t...
Monday, May 04, 2020
The quiet diplomacy of Marise Payne
On Sunday, Marise Payne left no one in doubt that Australia will use its suppression of the coronavirus to push its diplomatic weight on the world stage. After spending weeks working on getting stranded Australians home, the foreign affairs minister...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Two women on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. Is it enough?
By Angela Priestley, Jane Halton and Catherine Tanna have been appointed to the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission. The Commission’s been created by the Morrison Government to help address an extraordinary set of challenges over the days,...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Tasmania elects majority of women in Australia state first
Tasmania has become the first state in Australian history to elect a majority of female MPs to its legislature. The state, Australia's smallest, held its election on 3 March, but counting was not finalised until this week. The Australian Capital...
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...
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, 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...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Implementation of Voluntary Gender Quotas by the Australian Labor Party
This presentation describes the background of the Australian Labor Party and highlights the party's experiences with introducing affirmative action measures in Australia.