Regarding explaining away the "boys club stuff", I wish I had a transcript of Helen Morten's talk at our annual Association breakfast. There's no secret of my quaifications (Helen Moreton (current WA minister for Mental Health, disability and child protection) has the same and came to talk to our association members at our annual breakfast). At that talk, she talked about the "boys club" and how she had to hire a stylist from that time on. I wonder how many men hire stylists as soon as they get elected.
I hold Helen Moreton in extreme favour due to her vigilance in her fight against the "boys club"
Politics is such a dirty business.
I know some of you will debate this, but the influx of female ministers (from 3 to 7 - I think) when Kevin Rudd took over the leadership of the labor party again this year, made me suspicious that women were put into the ministery to appease those that opposed Abbott on the grounds that he was/is against women.