Knowledge hub roundup: September 2023

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Behind every great leader: Dr Katie Allen and Malcolm Allen

First in our new series exploring the realities of campaigning & political life on diverse female politicians, their families and loved ones. Here we speak to former Federal MP Dr Katie Allen and her husband Malcolm Allen.

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Supporting new female MPs to thrive: A conversation with the Hon Gabrielle Upton

Pathways to Politics speaks to former NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton about her time in the NSW Parliament and insights from her recent study tour researching women’s experiences of politics across the UK, USA and Canada.

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‘No one can actually see us in positions of power’: the intersectionality between gender and culture for women in leadership

Five women in senior leadership positions – including Senator the Hon Penny Wong and Yoorrook Justice Commissioner & Pathways to Politics participant Sue-Anne Hunter – are interviewed about their experiences and the intersectionality between gender and culture.

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Raising her voice: Amplifying the voices of women and minoritised groups in politics

Julia Gillard Next Generation intern Rachel Power explores the impact of referendum campaigns on the communities they affect, and outlines strategies to promote women’s political involvement and pathways to electoral politics.

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Open house: where next for gender equality in Parliament? (UK)

With many recommendations relevant to the Australian context, this report is a comprehensive guide to the changes needed to ensure that women are accommodated and supported in Parliament.

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MANA WĀHINE: Celebrating the spirit, leadership and excellence of women

Celebrating women in leadership across politics, the arts, sport, and beyond, this panel discussion features Dame Jacinda Ardern, the Hon Julie Bishop, Rena Owen and Bronte Campbell.

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Local leaders: Cr Tina Samardzija, Mayor of City of Monash

Cr Tina Samardzija, Mayor of City of Monash & Pathways to Politics alum, shares her story and motivation for running for local council.

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“On the record” – building know-how for new women MPs

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton proposes a practical induction program for new women MPs to better equip them for their role.

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Gender scorecard 2023: Women in Australian politics

How does Australian politics stack up when it comes to gender equality and representation? See our updated 2023 data on federal, state and local governments.

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Global Gender Gap Report 2023

At the current rate of progress, it will take 162 years to close the Political Empowerment global gender gap.

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It’s not democracy without women in positions of power

GIWL research fellow Minna Cowper-Coles lays out the reasons and research demonstrating why we urgently need more women political leaders – for the health of our democracies, economies, international cooperation, and issues that effect us all.

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Charting the rise of female NSW election candidates from 1901 to 2023

This Sydney Morning Herald analysis charts a century of women in NSW state politics.

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