Launching on International Women’s Day, ‘She Works Wonders’ will profile women pushing boundaries in medicine, charitable deeds, technology, entrepreneurship, politics, design, leadership, sport and business.
The University of Melbourne is offering the first Australian university program to address the continued under-representation of women in parliament – the Pathways to Politics Program for Women.
Julie Bishop may not be a feminist, but she’s happy to do her bit for gender equality, joining other female politicians this week, in welcoming three of the country’s leaders of tomorrow to the nation’s capital.
Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, today paid tribute to the nurses and other allied health professionals who deliver health services in Australia’s remote communities.
Publisher of ‘The Big Smoke’ Alexandra Tselios interviews former Federal Senator Helen Coonan about being a successful career woman and ‘how to have it all’.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a new gig providing leadership in the global effort to provide the world’s poorest children with a quality education.
Leader of the Australian Sex Party, Fiona Patten (pictured) says legalising marijuana in Australia is the most effective and immediate way of reducing alcohol-fuelled violence on our city streets. “Too much alcohol makes people aggressive. Too much marijuana puts them to sleep,” said Ms Patten in a statement released to the press this afternoon.
Leading growth strategist and culture specialist Pamela Young (pictured) argues that recent events in Australian politics suggests this country is moving backwards on the issue of diversity and gender equality. Foul play versus passive aggressive excuses: neither strategy will deliver diversity in Australian politics When you contrast Labor’s front bench to the Liberals front bench […]
We conclude our Women in Politics series with Cate Faehrmann, lead Senate candidate for the Greens in NSW. So if you reside in NSW and vote for the Australian Greens in the Senate at tomorrow’s federal election, this is the lady you’ll be voting for. Cate Faehrmann acknowledges the fact that she took a big […]
We continue with our Women in Politics series with the Hon. Teresa Gambaro MP (Liberal), Federal Member for Brisbane, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance and for Citizenship and Settlement. Liberal MP Teresa Gambaro learnt what it meant to have guts long before she went into politics. Her parents, who immigrated to Australia from […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series is Federal Member for Higgins in the House of Representatives, the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP (Liberal). The key message conveyed in Kelly O’Dwyer’s maiden speech in parliament was that of aspiration. In February 2010, the Federal Member for Higgins *Vic) cited the story of her grandparents who […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series is high profile Greens Senator for South Australia, Sarah Hanson-Young. The Liberal Party have let it be known that the 31 year old Senator is in for the fight of her political life at the next Federal Election on September 7. The first thing you notice about […]
Possibly the most controversial inclusion in our Women in Politics series is Fiona Patten, Senate candidate for Victoria and Leader of the Australian Sex Party. Fiona Patten is regarded by many as the face of the Australian sex industry. As a lobbyist she has represented sex workers, HIV and AIDS sufferers, as well as the […]
Next up in our Women in Politics series, is Senator Bridget McKenzie. Tall and blonde, Ms McKenzie gained unwanted media attention last year when fellow National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce referred to her in the Senate as “a flash bit of kit.” FROM the age of five, an eager Bridget McKenzie would wake up at […]
Today we continue our series Women in Politics, with Michaelia Cash, the Senator for Western Australia (Liberal), who hit the headlines back in June when she attacked Senator Penny Wong for betraying Julia Gillard and ‘the sisterhood’. Despite being in office for just one term, Senator Michaelia Cash, has already proven to be a dynamic […]
In the latest installment of our Women in Politics series, we gain a little more insight into the Hon Julie Bishop MP (Liberal), Member for Curtin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. At 38, Julie Bishop had achieved what many young lawyers aspire to […]
In the fourth of our series on Women in Politics, we speak to Leader of the Greens, Senator Christine Milne. Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania and Leader of the Australian Greens, is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected environmental and community activists, with a career spanning 30 years. Undeniably, she has changed the face […]
In the third of our women in politics series we speak to Jenny Macklin MP (ALP), Member for Jagajaga, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform. Can you name the politician with the most influence over the lives of women and their families in the past five years? Few […]
Continuing our series on women in federal politics, we meet the Hon Kate Ellis MP (ALP), Federal Member for Adelaide, Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth, Minister for Employment Participation and Minister for the Status of Women. The 43rd Australian Parliament was extraordinary for several reasons but perhaps most notably for how Labor women […]
In the lead up to the Federal Election on 7 September 2013, Australian Women Online will be profiling women from the major political parties in both houses of Federal Parliament. First up is Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm (ALP) and Speaker of the House of Representatives. She campaigned for the introduction of the Do […]