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Liberals shoot down internal push to oppose gender quotas

Liberals shoot down internal push to oppose gender quotas

Party members defeated a motion at Sunday’s state council to oppose gender quotas for preselection, warning the Liberal Party needed to tackle the problem head-on and introduce mechanisms to diversify before the 2022 state and federal elections. 

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey

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Rad times: Rip Curl’s new CEO and the wipeout of surfing’s boys’ club

The first female Rip Curl boss, Brooke Farris is riding a COVID-inspired surfing boom that’s seen more people than ever, not least women, take to the water.

  • by Susan Horsburgh
A year of reckoning over the treatment of women, so what hope is there for politics?

A year of reckoning over the treatment of women, so what hope is there for politics?

After a year of painful conversations about the treatment of women and traumatic disclosures of appalling incidents, the federal government has a blueprint to fix things.

  • by Katina Curtis
Liberals extend key seat races as Morrison says he wants more women to run

Liberals extend key seat races as Morrison says he wants more women to run

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants the Liberal Party to set national targets for female candidates in federal seats, as the NSW division still hopes Gladys Berejiklian will run in Warringah.

  • by Katina Curtis
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Steve Simon, the man who took on Beijing for Peng

In the summer of 2018, Steve Simon made a deal. It was to be the biggest one of his career.

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Victorian Liberals abandon push for gender quota
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Victorian Liberals abandon push for gender quota

The Liberals have 31 MPs in State Parliament, seven of them women. But the push for quotas to increase female representation is not on the agenda at this weekend’s state council meeting.

  • by Paul Sakkal
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We need commemorative justice for our statues of women
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We need commemorative justice for our statues of women

There’s no easy solution to Melbourne’s embarrassingly low number of statues of women, but help could be at hand in a couple of storage lockers.

  • by Cara Waters
Someday their plinth will come: Melbourne’s female statues lost in limbo

Someday their plinth will come: Melbourne’s female statues lost in limbo

Statues of Kylie Minogue, Dame Nellie Melba and Tayla Harris are all under wraps rather than on public display - further compounding the lack of statues of women in Melbourne. 

  • by Cara Waters
Another bad week for women in Parliament. Surprise, surprise

Another bad week for women in Parliament. Surprise, surprise

Male politicians have long been treating their female colleagues badly. Sometimes it is a female parliamentarian who offends, as happened this week.

  • by Meredith Burgmann
Australia left behind on parliamentary gender equality reform
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Australia left behind on parliamentary gender equality reform

Shamed by a report on the extent of sexual assault, harassment and bullying within the nation’s Parliament, now is the time to catch up with reforms in other countries.

  • by Sonia Palmieri
‘Act fast and don’t cherry pick’: How to fix Parliament’s broken culture
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‘Act fast and don’t cherry pick’: How to fix Parliament’s broken culture

Recommendations to improve the workplace culture of Parliament House must be adopted as a package, not cherry-picked or watered down.

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