As the country prepares to go to the polls on February 14, will the low representation of women in parliament improve? Given the systemic barriers in place, probably not.
Any state policy looking to increase women’s representation must take into account formal and informal political practices.
New research shows fewer women are joining the Liberals and Labor youth wings – and fewer want to stand as future candidates, as well.
In this podcast, Michelle chats with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and leader of the opposition, Peter Dutton.
With Australians shocked by hackers starting to post Medibank data on the dark web, in this podcast Andrews calls on the health insurer to provide more information
A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.
Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
Parties strive for gender equality in preselecting candidates. But if they select more women than men in marginal seats, this isn’t true equality — it’s ticking a box.
A new finding in mice rewrites the textbook explanation of the male sex-determining gene, Sry. It might also help us better understand how males and females come to be.
Only one in four members of the Morrison government are women, so it’s little wonder their ideas for COVID recovery has all been “men first”.
Pledges on gender parity are not worth the paper they are written on if selection processes remain secret.
What’s needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
Why 50/50 festival line-ups are not an easy solution to gender inequality.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
The Prime Minister’s reaction to Kelly O'Dwyer’s decision says much about the Coalition’s attitude to women.
The minister for women’s decision to walk away is appalling timing, and the government’s most popular woman might follow suit.
The Liberal Party is at a crossroad in its history. It must take bold steps to ensure better representation in its ranks by introducing gender quotas.
New research shows that conservative voters generally fail to see how being female can impede political success, while left-of-centre voters list gender as the main obstacle to success.
Other conservatives parties in the Western world have done better on female representation than the Liberals - the party needs a gender quota and to rid itself of its right-wing thugs.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.