Australia

Oct 29, 2012

Women in the bear pit: state-by-state analysis of female MPs

A state-by-state analysis finds the ACT and Victoria are the most female-friendly parliaments. But which state has 93% male MPs? Writer and Emily's List fellow Tanja Kovac crunches numbers.

A big weekend of election results around the country has seen the ACT retain its crown as having the highest proportion of women in any parliament in the country — although it has slipped somewhat.

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  1. beachcomber

    Why would a woman want to run for the Misogyny Party?
    Why would men want to vote for a woman running for the Misogyny Party?
    Why would women want to vote for a women running for the Misogyny Party?
    It’s surprising the Misogyny Party has any women in Parliament.

  2. cazza

    This data has remained rather static over the past decade. I think Queensland State Parliament deserve a special raspberry: they went from a government which included a female leader & 49% of seats held by women to a new government with a male leader and a 17% representation of women. Thanks to Tanya for her data & analysis.

  3. Edward James

    Why would politicians want to be members of the two parties not much preferred when their first responsibility is to their constituents not other politicians? Edward James

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