A media release with plenty of prominent purple arrives from the Women’s Electoral Lobby offering their scores, so far, for the existing parliamentary parties.

“It’s not good for the major parties,” Eva Cox says.

“We’ve marked them out of 10 on ten different categories (see attached details) with a possible score of 100.

“The Coalition does miserably on 8% and our verdict is they must try very much harder. The ALP scored 45% which may explain why the polls show women favouring them over the Coalition, so could do better. We are waiting for the Coalition child care policy and hopefully some more really women friendly from both and will update the scores in the final week.”

The WEL 2007 Federal Election Form Guide

ALP Coalition Democrats Greens Family First
IR & the workplace 7.5 1 6 9 1
Early childhood services 6.5 0 8 6 0
Health care 6 2.5 7 10 2
Income support 1 1 5 8 1
Education 6 0.5 10 10 2.5
Human rights 4 -1 9 9 .5
Housing 5 0 4 5 0
Taxation and spending 4 0.5 4 8 0.5
Ageing 4 +1* 3 4 4 2
Voice for women 0 0 2 2 0
Grand Total 45% 8% 59% 71% 9.5%

Who else has a scorecard out? Submit your scorecards to [email protected].

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