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Mander’s power grab to ensure LNP doesn’t ‘bury election review’
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Mander’s power grab to ensure LNP doesn’t ‘bury election review’

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has thrown his support behind former Queensland deputy opposition leader Tim Mander in his fight for a spot on the state executive.

  • by Lydia Lynch

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Government’s respect road map still has a way to go
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Government’s respect road map still has a way to go

The government’s response to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report on workplace harassment has positive elements but much more needs to be done, starting with the federal budget, to create full gender equity.

  • by Jane Madden and Sally Moyle
Major parties dial up fundraising efforts in person and over Zoom

Major parties dial up fundraising efforts in person and over Zoom

The Liberals, Nationals and Labor have learnt to use online events to keep their coffers full during the pandemic.

  • by James Massola
‘Get rid of this idiot’: Former branch chair says LNP HQ wanted Laming out

‘Get rid of this idiot’: Former branch chair says LNP HQ wanted Laming out

Branch members in rogue MP Andrew Laming’s office say Queensland’s Liberal National Party headquarters tried to get rid of him before the 2019 election but backed down.

  • by Lydia Lynch and Katina Curtis
Young female lawyer emerges as frontrunner to take Laming’s safe seat
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Brisbane

Young female lawyer emerges as frontrunner to take Laming’s safe seat

A preselection jostle has kicked off for Andrew Laming’s federal Queensland seat of Bowman after the LNP leadership voted on Wednesday night to reopen preselection for the electorate.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Leadership is about more than being able to hold on to power

Leadership is about more than being able to hold on to power

The Prime Minister’s priorities have been laid bare. He criticises social media but not members of his government who have misused it to degrade women.

  • by Shaun Carney
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The Liberals’ problem with women is simple: the men block their path
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The Liberals’ problem with women is simple: the men block their path

A generation of young women who try to enter conservative politics end up walking away, disillusioned and often angry at the school cadet camp ambience.

  • by Jon Faine
Emojis an ‘accident’: Andrew Laming to undergo cultural sensitivity training

Emojis an ‘accident’: Andrew Laming to undergo cultural sensitivity training

Embattled Liberal National Party MP Andrew Laming has been given a second dressing-down by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in three days after it was revealed he had bullied two women online.

  • by James Massola and Fergus Hunter
Whether they change trolls’ minds or are just fed up, female MPs are speaking about online abuse

Whether they change trolls’ minds or are just fed up, female MPs are speaking about online abuse

LNP member Michelle Landry said she’s been subject to abuse and threats on social media after expressing sympathy for a staffer sacked over a lewd video.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
LNP member ‘no fan of quotas’ but says party needs overhaul to attract women
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Brisbane

LNP member ‘no fan of quotas’ but says party needs overhaul to attract women

Queensland’s longest-serving MP, Fiona Simpson, says the LNP should address financial barriers stopping women entering Parliament rather than enforcing quotas.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Liberal MP wants 50 per cent of Senate candidates to be women, despite grassroots fears

Liberal MP wants 50 per cent of Senate candidates to be women, despite grassroots fears

Some male Coalition MPs have strongly backed quotas for women to get elected but others say their grassroots members will never accept them.

  • by Katina Curtis