Julia Gillard says Australia has gone backwards in political gender gap
August 4, 2015
Former prime minister Julia Gillard says that Australia is going backwards in terms of female representation in parliament, and believes this issue must be addressed by both major political parties.
Speaking at the launch of the ANZ Women’s Initiative, Gillard said that in the last 14 years, Australia has declined in the rankings for women in parliament from 20th in the world to 48th.
In an effort to move forwards, the Labor government recently moved to boost the number of its female parliamentarians to 50% by 2025.