An extraordinarily rewarding and exciting job.

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.

 

PM’s department tries to work out why males get top jobs, accidentally finds women outperform men

Australia’s pre-eminent federal government department, Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), can’t work out why men still dominate top executive roles.

  • 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