Now that Labor has won and the Liberal Party has been severely wounded, its enemies will be baying for blood, so a first order of business will be to make Australian voters glad they elected them.
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Neither Scott Morrison nor Anthony Albanese has so far impressed with strong leadership skills - but the Labor leader may offer a different style of leadership that might suit the times.
It wouldn’t be a modern Australian election campaign without the words “carbon tax” being thrown around.So lets clear a few things up.
Since the advent of the two-party preferred system, there have been two examples of parties governing effectively in minority, and with the support of independents.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.
In differentiating himself from the Morrison government on China, the Labor leader would do well do study Julia Gillard’s record.
Political biographies show us who is ‘worthy’ of being written about … and who is overlooked in history.
Politicians, staffers and academics have come together to try and address bullying and harassment at parliament house. They have three key messages.
From Enid Lyons, to Julia Gillard and Kate Ellis, memoirs have become a critical way to highlight the ongoing problems faced by women in politics.
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With so much recent focus on how women are treated, we need to look first at how we use language. And for a long time, it has been used to belittle and silence women.
Labor has long been seen as the party of bold policy platforms, while the Coalition has played more of a consolidating role. The next election will determine if those characterisations still hold.
There is a renewed discussion about the role of News Corp in Australia. But so far, this is ignoring how the Murdoch press is particularly hostile towards female politicians.
British Columbia’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic on Sept. 20.
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Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
A young Virginia Woolf photographed in 1902.
Written in 1929, this short, passionate book highlighting the silencing of women’s voices continues to shape our culture.
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A biography about suffragist Vida Goldstein seeks to reveal her strength and endurance. Sadly, it also reveals how little progress women who seek political power on their terms have made.
In a new book, Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile female leaders speak plainly about the challenges women face at the very top of politics.
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“What would Julia do?” Julia Gillard smashed a glass ceiling as Australia’s 27th prime minister. She also transformed the way we talk and think about women in politics.
With his defence of those on “struggle street” mixed with a hectoring and bullying style, Jones exerted enormous influence on Australian public life. But utlimately, progress ran over the top.
Asylum seekers stare at media from behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, 2014.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison can learn from the pitfalls that contributed to the downfall of the Rudd and Gillard governments.
Scott Morrison with newly-election Coalition MPs. The 2019 election has done little to improve the representation of women in parliament.
While Scott Morrison has touted the record seven women in his cabinet, the overall representation of women in parliament has barely improved since the last election in 2016.