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Using targets to achieve gender balance among MPs and senators is a key recommendation of sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins’ scathing review into the toxic culture at Parliament House.

But despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison repeatedly referring to the “multi-party” process required to disrupt the dominance of Parliament’s “boys' club”, it’s his side of politics that lags well behind on gender parity.

Just a quarter of Liberal MPs across state and federal Parliaments are women.