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Recommendations for your pathway to politics: Wesa Chau

University of Melbourne Pathways to Politics alum and Labor candidate for Prahran Wesa Chau gives her recommendations for content to set you on your pathway to politics.

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Recommendations for your pathway to politics: Debbie Taylor-Haynes

University of Melbourne Pathways to Politics alum and Liberal Candidate for Bentleigh Debbie Taylor-Haynes gives her recommendations for content to set you on your pathway to politics.

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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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Gender-responsive policy, budgets and legislation: Why it matters and what needs to change

A special Pathways to Politics conversation with Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa and Dr Leonora Risse unpacking missing diverse women’s perspectives and the impact on critical decisions being made for our nation.

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The glass cliff election: women candidates running in unwinnable seats in the 2022 federal election

New analysis from ANU GIWL shows that not only are there fewer women contesting seats in the 2022 federal election, they’re also less likely to win.

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Vote for women: panel discussion

Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi, author and former Liberal turned Independent MP Julia Banks, and 2022 Independent candidate and Pathways to Politics alum Georgia Steele discuss the future of equal representation in Australian politics.

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Women elect: 2022 federal election guide

Who are the women running in the 2022 federal election? Women Elect tracks female candidates across all parties and seats.

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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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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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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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