Increasing women’s political representation: are quotas in Parliament inevitable?

07 Oct 2018 1:42 PM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

Speaking at a Women’s Weekly forum in September, Julie Bishop directly linked Australia’s low world ranking in female political representation to her party. She said: It’s not acceptable for our party to contribute to the fall in Australia’s ratings from 15th in the world in terms of female parliamentary representation in 1999 to 50th today.  The Conversation compares the Labor and Liberal strategies and the value of quotas.

Broad Agenda takes a different approach and advises that it is time to review our system of representation with single member electorates and introduced Mixed Member Proportional Representation to address the lack of women in Parliament.  What do you think?

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