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Recommendations for your pathway to politics: Moo D’Ath

Shoalhaven Councillor and Pathways to Politics NSW alum Moo D’Ath gives her recommendations for content to set you on your pathway to politics.

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Represent us: Plan International report

What are the key barriers to young women entering politics? This report from PLAN International Australia draws on surveys of 1000+ young women aged 18-24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian politics.

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Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete

New research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation reveals how political candidates’ race, political party and gender interact to influence voter opinion when more than one woman is on the ballot.

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Breaking the rainbow ceiling: LBQ+ women standing for public office

First-of-its-kind Australian research into the barriers and motivators for lesbian, bi+ and queer (LBQ+) women to stand for office, produced by the Victorian Pride Lobby.

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The missing women of Australian politics: How violence against women creates barriers to female representation

This report examines the impact that violence against women in politics has had on the progress of women’s political leadership in Australia and makes recommendations to reduce the prevalence of abuse and harassment against women in politics.

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Women for Election: video conversations

A collection of conversations with female Australian politicians across the political spectrum and all levels of politics. Hear about their careers, their political inspiration and the issues they are passionate about.

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Get Elected by Ruth McGowan

Disillusioned with politics? Run for office and Get Elected! Pathways alum Ruth McGowan’s step-by-step campaign guide to winning public office (local, state, and federal) is available for free download exclusively through Pathways to Politics.

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Politics in Colour

Politics in Colour aims to amplify diversity in politics. They provide workshops and training to assist diverse Australians considering a career in politics and address the challenges facing people from under-served communities.

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Recommendations for your pathway to politics: Cathrine Burnett-Wake

University of Melbourne Pathways to Politics alum and Member of the Legislative Council for Eastern Victoria Cathrine Burnett-Wake gives her recommendations for content to set you on your pathway to politics.

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In conversation: women leading in local government

Six Pathways to Politics alums recently elected to local government share their insights about campaigning and the journey to election.

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