From the outside, to be a politician in Australia, particularly a female one looks gruelling. But the flip side is that it can also be an extraordinarily rewarding job. From serving the community to meeting people from all walks of life, holding office is a versatile, honourable and exciting experience. Come and hear the Hon Linda Burney at Women in the House on 17th August. Register.
SMH Opinion: John Warhurst, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University.
- Top department finds women get better ratings than men, full-time staff outperform part-time
- “Plausible” executive gender imbalance caused by lower ratings for part-time workers, but other factors remain unknown
- 17 per cent of women work part-time, compared to only 5 per cent of men
Right now, women’s rights are under threat all over the world, facing push back from conservatism and fundamentalism. This article is the first, in a series, from Broad Agenda: Has democracy failed women?
The Liberal president said the party was making some progress but ‘nowhere near enough’. The Guardian. 15/06/2018