Knowledge hub roundup: July 2022

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Launched in March this year, the Pathways to Politics Knowledge Hub is an online public platform where all women and gender diverse people can find practical tools, information and inspiration to help in their run for public office.

Here’s what we’ve added in the last month:

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Five things to consider before you write your political speech

Exclusive to the Knowledge Hub. Think of a “stump speech” as the political version of an elevator pitch. Award-winning journalist and speechwriter Joel Deane explains the five things you need to consider before you get started on yours.

Fiona Patten MLC giving a speech in the Victorian Parliament

Ten tips for writing

Exclusive to the Knowledge Hub, here are journalist and speechwriter Joel Deane’s 10 tips to help you nail the first draft of your political speech.

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Global Gender Gap Report 2022

Gender parity is not recovering, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022. It will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap.

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The U.S. in search of gender equity: Policy lessons from around the world

This 2022 report from the International Center for Research on Women provides evidence that women’s participation in politics is key to forming effective gender equity policies that improve socio-political, economic, educational and health outcomes for all.

Photograph of an old sandstone building, colourful female symbols chalked on the wall

More women in politics key to tackling gender inequality

Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa calls for lasting reform to get Australia back on a positive pathway to being globally influential and show a real commitment to equality.

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The 2022 federal election and the future of Australian politics

Are voters purposefully moving away from the two major parties, and is this a turning point in the future of Australian politics? Andrea Carson, Cathy McGowan AO and Dr Nick Barry discuss.


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