Expressions of interest: 2023 Pathways to Politics Program for Women
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Victorian election: the tide is changing with women on the run

Ahead of the 2022 Victorian election, Dr Lisa Carson analyses the current state of play and what lessons have been learned since the last Victorian state and federal elections, including the impact of targeted programs like Pathways to Politics making strides towards greater diversity.

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Running for the Senate

Senate candidates (and Pathways alum) Susan Benedyka and Karen Kim share their experiences of running in the 2022 federal election, what they wish they’d known before they ran, and their tips for future Senate candidates.

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Federal election spotlight: a conversation with Virginia Trioli

An exclusive Pathways to Politics interview with leading journalist Virginia Trioli, focusing on key election policies and the role of the media in shaping public perceptions.

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A Digital Resilience Toolkit for Women in Politics – #ShePersisted

This digital resilience toolkit by #ShePersisted brings together existing resources for digital security and tactics for preventing and handling the online harms most commonly experienced by women leaders online.

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Ten tips for writing

Journalist and speechwriter Joel Deane’s 10 tips to help you nail the first draft of your political speech.

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Five things to consider before you write your political speech

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.

Profile photos of Senator Dorinda Cox (Senate Candidate for Greens WA), Jackie Bennett (No. 2 Senate Candidate for the Australian Federation Party QLD), Clr Trish Frail (Candidate for Parkes, Greens NSW) and Tabatha Young (Candidate for Bonner QLD).

Federal election: Aboriginal women candidates

This Candid Conversations recording from Politics in Colour features Aboriginal federal election candidates Senator Dorinda Cox, Jackie Bennett, Cr Trish Frail and Tabatha Young.

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Kitchen table conversations: A guide for sustaining our democratic culture

Free, downloadable guide from the Victorian Women’s Trust – how to run a ‘kitchen table conversation’ to engage and organise around the issues that affect your community.

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Australians’ views on gender equity and the political parties

Analysis from ANU explores Australians’ confidence in the different political parties on issues related to gender equity, and how it relates to their voting intentions.

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More partisans than parachutes, more successful than not: Indigenous candidates of the major Australian parties

This study shows that Indigenous Australian candidates are usually winners – and Indigenous women have a higher success rate than men.

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