Countries that adopt quotas have been the most successful in achieving gender equality in political representation. But can quotas prevent women being treated as mere tokens, or from being consigned to unwinnable or marginal seats?
Liberal MP Judi Moylan: Howard succeeded because of women, now Abbott fails them
It is well past the time for a determined reform process that would extend the role of women in Parliament. But are quotas the answer? Former Liberal minister for women Judi Moylan explains.