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Women in the BIG House

Women in the BIG House

Today Women for Election Australia took our cause to the halls of Parliament House in Canberra. Our CEO Licia Heath and Jenny Morris our Founder and Chair walked for 10km through the Senate offices meeting and greeting the female Senators and thanking them for being a...

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More women! But only those with merit: Scott Morrison

More women! But only those with merit: Scott Morrison

Merit was the key word mentioned when Prime Minister Scott Morrison said those at the NSW State Liberal conference on Saturday should get more women in Parliament. “I want to see more women in our parliament and I want to see the NSW division work with me and my team...

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Get Elected by Ruth McGowan

Get Elected by Ruth McGowan

Ruth McGowan is the author of Get Elected, the first national guide on how to run for office.  Ruth shared her practical experience of political campaigning at our program EQUIP on 24th August 2019. Ruth has more than 25 years of experience working in state and local...

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Women in the House INSPIRE & EQUIP – Thank You

Women in the House INSPIRE & EQUIP – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 3rd Annual Conference, Women in the House: INSPIRE on 23rd August 2019 and our first EQUIP Program on 24th August 2019. The WFEA team are in awe of the power of emboldened, courageous women, when they come together...

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Jodi McKay secures leadership of the NSW Labor Party

Jodi McKay secures leadership of the NSW Labor Party

Strathfield MP Jodi McKay has won the leadership of the NSW Labor Party, and pledged to rebuild "faith and trust" with NSW voters. Ms McKay comfortably defeated her rival Kogarah MP Chris Minns, securing 60 .5 per cent of the overall vote in a historic leadership...

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Is this why there are so few women in politics?

Is this why there are so few women in politics?

The lack of female federal MPs could be due in part to women being held back from climbing the political staffer career ladder, says the author of a study that reveals women start lower in the staffer hierarchy and progress at a slower rate than men.    

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Women dig in but political advances are marginal

Women dig in but political advances are marginal

Susan Templeman was collecting gardening supplies at Bunnings when she finally fell over the line in the Blue Mountains electorate of Macquarie. For 16 days, the Labor MP ­focused on her garden as she waited on tenterhooks to see whether she had seen off the challenge...

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