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Women for Election Australia provides practical support, information and advice for women seeking to enter politics.

Scorecard: Women in Australian politics

It is easy to feel downcast about the place of women in Australian politics but there are green shoots amid the gloom and some cultural and numerical advances.

Source: SMH Opinion: John Warhurst, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University.

 

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The composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender.

This excellent quick guide shows exactly what the gender split is in both our federal and state parliaments.

It’s worth a read. Yes, we have a big challenge ahead of us.

The more women in government, the healthier a population

In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. In announcing his cabinet, he ensured that half of his closest advisers (15 out of a total of 30) were women.

Source: The Conversation

Australia can do more to attract and keep women in parliament – here are some ideas

The resignation of Kelly O’Dwyer, Federal Minister for Women, Jobs and Industrial Relations, tells us what we have known for some time: Australia’s parliament is a hostile workplace for women and working mothers.

Source: The Conversation

Paths to Power

The United States does not grant titles of nobility. There are no lords, barons or dukes here. At least, not officially. Unofficially, however, Congress is made up of people who have credentials and experiences vastly different from those of most citizens.

Source: NY Times