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The Liberals’ women problem strikes again in WA

The Liberals’ women problem strikes again in WA

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.

What would a Labor government do with new encryption laws?

What would a Labor government do with new encryption laws?

Crikey readers discuss encryption legislation, Julia Banks and the ABC.

No, Julia Banks is not a saviour for women, or anybody

No, Julia Banks is not a saviour for women, or anybody

As Julia Banks and so many other politicians have shown, one can be simultaneously female and not much chop.

Socially liberal Liberal women spell trouble for the party’s conservative rump

Socially liberal Liberal women spell trouble for the party’s conservative rump

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?

Quotas, WhatsApp: the troubled future of the Coalition’s sorority

Quotas, WhatsApp: the troubled future of the Coalition’s sorority

There are fewer female Coalition MPs than there have been for a generation. Paula Matthewson investigates how to change this unrepresentative old boys' club.

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

You might hate gender quotas, but they work

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?

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

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

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Sharman Stone should be ashamed to call herself a Liberal

Quotas are not Liberal. End of story. You don’t get to buy a hate cake and cram your pie-hole with it, too.

Liberal MP Judi Moylan: Howard succeeded because of women, now Abbott fails them

Liberal MP Judi Moylan: Howard succeeded because of women, now Abbott fails them

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

David Bradbury does tax for the OECD ... The Australian journo misses his chance ... Ladies' choice in Parliament? ... A Murdoch-free internet? ...