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The ‘otherness’ of Jacinda Ardern

How did Jacinda Ardern do politics differently? Professor of Politics Jennifer Curtin analyses the former Aotearoa New Zealand PM’s approach to politics, which emphasised empathy, collaboration, and compassion.

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Celebrating women in leadership: panel discussion

Why does increasing women’s representation in politics matter, and how is Pathways to Politics a part of accelerating this shift? Featuring Carol Schwartz AO, Elizabeth Lee MLA and Gai Brodtmann, hosted by University of Canberra.

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Parenting and public life: a panel discussion

How can sitting politicians achieve a family-work balance & break down the barriers that women face in achieving equal representation in politics? A candid panel discussion with Sally Sitou MP (Pathways to Politics alum), Hon Andrew Leigh MP & Elizabeth Lee MLA.

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Representing care: toward a more family-friendly parliament

Instituting structural reforms to allow Parliament to accommodate those with caring responsibilities is crucial to ensuring that Australia can achieve a gender equal Parliament. This report proposes five amendments to make Parliament more ‘care-friendly’ and accessible.

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