Topic archives: women in politics

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 9, 2017

Young Libs welcome women ... does DFAT support Israeli settlements ... the trouble with how-to-vote cards ...

The binders are bare, but Libs ignore their women problem

July 20, 2016 7

The lack of diversity will strangle the Liberal Party if it can't get more women into Parliament.

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

July 12, 2016 1

Enforced gender quotas increase the number of women in parliament, but merely reporting the number of women does very little, write Dr Victor Sojo and Dr Melissa Wheeler of the Centre for Ethical Leadership, University of Melbourne.

A woman’s place is in the House: where are all the female candidates?

June 29, 2016 1

Most of the women who are retiring from federal politics are being replaced with male candidates, writes Crikey intern Tessa Fox.

Raining on Turnbull’s lady garden party

Raining on Turnbull’s lady garden party

September 22, 2015 11

Elevating more women to cabinet positions does not actually improve the lot of women in Australia.

Tired of terror: Abbott needs a new agenda, and quick

Tired of terror: Abbott needs a new agenda, and quick

July 29, 2015 15

The government has lost control of the political agenda to Labor. But what can it shift the discussion to?

Latham sells out political feminism to sell a few books

Latham sells out political feminism to sell a few books

August 5, 2014 5

EMILY's List Australia's Tanja Kovac dismisses Mark Latham's "tired rhetoric" and says changes for future women's leadership must be fought for by political feminists now.

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

Departure of a gutsy, thoughtful senator leaves politics the poorer

June 18, 2014 10

LNP senator Sue Boyce was a rare senatorial figure with guts, principles and a willingness to think issues through.

Saville’s Shout: women in politics … jailbird advice … turning Japanese …

Saville’s Shout: women in politics … jailbird advice … turning Japanese …

May 5, 2014 1

Who says women in politics are any more pure and ethical than the men? Plus a famous jailbird offering financial advice, and the art of isolation.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 26, 2014 2

PNG visa rules tighten from Saturday ... Qantas not cleaning the planes so well? ... Coalition's question time lady-fest ...

Backwards step: Labor flouts affirmative action rules

Backwards step: Labor flouts affirmative action rules

December 11, 2013 2

Labor's powerful national executive has intervened to allow male-heavy preselections for the Victorian election. Emily's List research fellow Tanja Kovac asks: the party has a rule on affirmative action, so why is it being ignored?

Another prime ministerial performance from Gillard

Another prime ministerial performance from Gillard

October 2, 2013 35

She was formidable, flawless ... and highly electable. Julia Gillard's speech in Melbourne last night showed us a glimpse of the prime minister she could have been. So what happened?

Should we have quotas for women in cabinet?

September 18, 2013 3

Crikey readers talk merit, Gandhi and the lack of women in cabinet.

Royal commission the change Australia needs

September 17, 2013 1

Crikey readers talk women in cabinet, the royal commission into child sex abuse and why everyone thinks the Coalition is better at managing the economy.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 17, 2013 3

'Blue ties, smilin at me' ... Simon Crean heads to uni? ... Burnie paper advocates for jobless, should start at home ...

Promotion on — ahem — merit? It’s hard to see how …

Promotion on — ahem — merit? It’s hard to see how …

September 17, 2013 23

Until men are actually promoted on merit, there's no reason why women should have to be. True equality is as many mediocre women in positions of power like federal cabinet.

Govt ministry announced: men the 95% in Abbott cabinet

Govt ministry announced: men the 95% in Abbott cabinet

September 16, 2013 29

Tony Abbott has unveiled his new government's ministry in Canberra. There's some winners and losers -- none more so than women. Julie Bishop is the only female MP in cabinet.

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

June 28, 2013 57

The chattering feminists are out in force, conflating the ALP caucus with "men" and Julia Gillard with "women". They are not the same. May Gillard be remembered for more than her gender.

Greens take over where ALP left off

June 24, 2013 1

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens, Cardinal George Pell and what really happened at that stockbrokers' dinner.

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

June 21, 2013 9

Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women -- pay, retirement income, parental leave -- both parties score poorly.