A recent preselection in the WA seat of Stirling has cost the Liberals an opportunity to persuade women in Perth that they should keep faith with the party.
Crikey readers discuss encryption legislation, Julia Banks and the ABC.
Quality women candidates have been reaching and getting knocked back from Liberal Party preselection panels en masse for two decades. What's so different now?
There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.
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.
Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.
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.