ABC News: Bethanie Alderson, 11 November, 2023
Australia still lags behind countries like Iceland, New Zealand and Rwanda when it comes to female representation in parliament — but a national program is hoping to change that.
Sallee Shepherd has always been interested in pursing a career in politics, but she knows the road to get there can be challenging.
“I would love to see more women represented and proving that you know it is a space for us and that we all can do it if we want to.”
- A national program hopes to increase female participation in state and federal politics
- Australia is ranked 32nd in the world for female representation in parliament
- Participants of the program say women are still facing a number of barriers