Australia is slowly making progress on gender parity in politics — if you ignore the federal Coalition.
SA's Liberal leader concedes it's a "fact" that women are under-represented in the Liberal ranks. But he also says it's as important to promote candidates who represent a broader cross-section of society -- regardless of gender. InDaily journalist Tom Richardson reports.
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.
Efforts to increase the representation of women at the key economic agencies have met with mixed success, but progress is being made.
A federal government that is composed nearly entirely of old white men is relying heavily on old white men for advice. It's unbalanced and not in the national interest.