The University of Adelaide where the ALSF executive was voted for.

While the Coalition government can boast about a record representation of female ministers in parliament, a major young conservative group in Australia fails to mirror the trend.

The Australian Liberal Students’ Federation (ALSF) -- a national body connecting university Liberal Party clubs and includes MPs among its members -- elected an all-male senior executive committee this year, stirring up internal concerns about attitudes towards women.

Described to Crikey as a “boys’ club”, the representation of women in the upper ranks of the ALSF lifts and wanes. Last year, there were two women on the executive committee of four, and the year before, in 2017, no women were elected.