For me to be convinced the article would have had to list all liberal MP's (male and female) and their resumes. It would have had to (without bias) list the strengths and weakness of each member. It would have had to detail the personal qualities (eg working in a team, getting along with others) that probably only the candidates parliamentary colleagues would know.
Im not saying the women arent worthy candidates. Im saying this article cherry picks information in order to pitch a pre-conceived idea to the public. And I'm not going to fall for that.
As opposed to now, where no one has to say or prove anything, show any kind of reason for promoting only males and no females. I actually think you are right - I think we should all get to see their resumes and the reasons they were promoted. I'd bet it isn't because they are better for the positions.
You're all assuming that candidates are selected on merit.
- There are assumptions on both sides. Bottom line there may be something fishy going on but none of us have any solid evidence of this.
- It will take an insider to spill their guts before we really know what's going on....
Last edited by VicPark; 18-09-2013 at 19:42.
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.
I'll concede that I'm making an assumption but politics is a grubby business and people get their positions not purely based on talent and experience. Right now we have a PM who is unable to do unscripted interviews because the risk is too high that he will put his foot in his mouth. How did he end up as leader of the Lib party?
Another example, and I'll use the ALP for this one, when Peter Garrett was elected he had no previous experience but was given a cabinet position. I would suspect that's because he told the ALP that if they wanted him to run for office and if he won he wanted a cabinet position. His profile would have given him the leverage to do that.
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