Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
Cases of women breastfeeding in parliament continue to be worldwide news, which shows this is still a rarity.
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Australia’s parliament has become more family-friendly in the last decade, but women with families are still finding it tough. Other democracies can provide some inspiration.
Kelly O'Dwyer last week announced she would not be re-contesting her seat of Higgins at the 2019 elections.
The departure of Liberal women is a sign that they have always been outsiders within the party, and by world standards the gender imbalance is stark and woefully out of touch.
Kelly O'Dwyer faced opposition as she attempted to advance the interests of women within the Liberal Party.
The Prime Minister’s reaction to Kelly O'Dwyer’s decision says much about the Coalition’s attitude to women.
If Julie Bishop also walked away, she would be making a rational decision.
The minister for women’s decision to walk away is appalling timing, and the government’s most popular woman might follow suit.
O'Dwyer said Scott Morrison in the party room on Tuesday would make it clear he “has no truck with bullying.”
Backbencher Lucy Gichuhi said she’s willing to out people when parliament resumes. She said she couldn’t do it outside parliament but was “absolutely” willing to do so under parliamentary privilege.
This week the Liberal Party also faced questions over the proportion of female MPs it has in parliament.
It was the week that saw a parliamentary committee recommend a referendum to end the dual citizenship debacle- but the idea was immediately shut down by the government.
Dr. Benjamin Koh blew the whistle on former employee CommInsure in 2016 for their systemic program of denying valid insurance payments.
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Australian authorities are considering offering financial incentives for would-be whistleblowers to motivate them to come forward with high quality information.
Kelly O'Dwyer said legislation would be introduced into parliament this year to mandate professional standards for advisers.
The large banks and AMP will be required to fund the establishment of a new independent body to oversee the professional standing of the much-criticised financial services industry.
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday.
Before the election Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a feminist but now his party has had its woman problem highlighted by the result. There will only be 13 women among the 60 (assuming…
Labor’s proposals could address housing affordability.
The results of changing negative gearing are not as straight-forward as the government suggests.
Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer said average income earners are the main group taking advantage of negative gearing.
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Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer told the ABC that “average income earners largely are the people who do get to take advantage of negative gearing.” Is that a fact?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the winners and losers of his ministerial reshuffle.
What are the key challenges for ministers entering new portfolios in Malcolm Turnbull’s first cabinet? The Conversation asked experts in key policy areas to respond.
Kelly O'Dwyer believes “fairness” is being hijacked politically by Labor and the Greens.
“Fairness” is being hijacked by Labor and Greens as a one-word slogan to cover a very narrow concept, according to Kelly O'Dwyer, parliamentary secretary to the treasurer. With the government still on…