the problem for me is highlighted by Bec (whatever her name is now)
Simply the NUMBER of women in parliament is not enough. Women have to fight harder to get preselected for safe and viable seats that allow them to be in the position of power within the parliament.
You cannot tell me that there are not enough women who dont want to enter parliament ... the issue of small children aside, for those with older children, the life of a politician can be very family friendly... and women who have taken time off from work to have a family are still perfectly viable candidates.
Better candidates IMO as they have more empathy with voters and understanding of the issues facing more of the population. There are many amazing, highly competent and educated women who can and should be promoted into parliament.
Personally I couldn't think of a worse career these days.
Just saw on fb..."you could get a better cabinet in ikea!" Haha
Science is still missing though?? Maybe I'm just bias against him, but this whole restructure seems to be about him controlling what the pubic interest should be. Get rid of science bc we don't want the climate change stuff coming up to go against his inaction on it. Let's give HIM control of the portfolios that so many have said he lacks the most empathy and knowledge of.... bc then he has them firmly under his control.
The lack of women on the front bench, along with his 'creative' and self-serving restructuring really worries me.
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