Pathways to Politics
Find practical tools, information and inspiration to help you in your run for public office.
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.
Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech: 10 years on – with Mary Beard
Ten years on, Julia Gillard’s “misogyny speech” continues to inspire and challenge people to call out sexism and misogyny. In conversation with Professor Mary Beard, Julia Gillard explores the legacy of the speech and talks what comes next in the fight for equality.
Podcast: Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb and Steph Tisdell
Journalist Annabel Crabb and comedian Steph Tisdell chart the rise of female politicians in Australian politics and the unbelievable things they got up to along the way in this 6 episode ABC podcast.
Inquiry into economic equity for Victorian women: final report
The 2022 final report from the Inquiry into Economic Equity for Victorian Women contains 31 recommendations focusing on changes that will have the most significant impact on Victorian women’s economic equity.
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.
Can there be a different kind of politics?
How will the new government deliver on its promises? Sydney Ideas presents an in conversation with Sally Sitou, Member for Reid and alum of UNSW’s Pathways to Politics program; Kylea Tink, Member for North Sydney; Constitutional reform expert Anne Twomey; and political theorist Tim Soutphommasane.
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.
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.
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.
Gender equality in a generation? Achieving change by legislating with women in mind
Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa proposes that we can help correct gender inequality through the law by courageously stepping away from neutrality and using the law to help transform decades of discrimination.
Parliament as a gendered workplace
Making the Australian Parliament a safe place for women to work is essential to creating a gender-equal parliament. In 2021, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Australian Political Studies Association brought together a coalition of political leaders and researchers to develop solutions addressing systemic misogyny, racism and sexual harassment in Parliament House.
When women take part in politics: a conversation with Prof Rosie Campbell
A special Pathways to Politics conversation with Professor Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, unpacking recent research on the impact of gender on democracy.
Set the standard: report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces
This report presents findings and recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces are safe, respectful, and reflect best practice in the prevention and handling of bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The missing cohort: women in local government
Andrea Carson, Gosia Mikolajczak and Leah Ruppanner’s research reveals a positive story about women’s electability – despite fewer women running for local government office, their success rate is higher than men’s. However, the data also shows a missing cohort of younger women.