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Monday 6 July 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

joan’s law: why we need affirmative action in politics

Arabella Close
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The Labor party will debate raising its affirmative action quota to 50% by 2020 at its annual national conference later this month. The proposal has been referred to as “Joan’s Law”, after Victoria’s first – and only – female Premier, Joan Kirner. The current policy requires women to be preselected for 40% of all seats…
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Sunday 5 May 2013
News Politics

in brief: the push to see the first female president in the white house

Claire Gallagher
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According to EMILY’s List USA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, women have made enormous strides in recent decades, but there is still one glass ceiling left to shatter: sending a female president to the White House. EMILY’S List has launched the Madam President Campaign—a national campaign to steer America’s first…
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