Women in Parliament: A global perspective on Australia’s lazy lateness

When Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney stepped over the threshold into Parliament House in 1943 they were late. Not by hours, but decades. Despite an ‘early adopter’ advantage, Australia dragged its feet badly when it came to electing women to federal parliament. It took 41 years after winning the vote for women to finally win […]

The Gender Agenda: Boom, Bust and Bullyboys

A media bonanza for the shelias’ The Turnbull to Morrison years proved to be a bonanza for women in politics, for all the wrong reasons. What was once a sideline of political discourse – the representation and treatment of women – became the main game by late 2018, as a wounded government with a headline […]