Marian Sawer: Women and the 2010 federal election

There have been two weeks of debate about the seemingly unfamiliar prospect of minority government – despite all those minority governments at state and territory levels over the past 20 years. Meanwhile something else has completely slipped below the radar.

Neither the Coalition nor the ALP appeared to produce a women’s policy for the federal election or any overall plan for achieving gender equality. Marian Sawer, co-author of Strengthening Democracy in CPD’s book, More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now takes a look at what is – and isn’t – on offer for women from the two major parties.
Read the full article in ABC’s The Drum Unleashed.

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