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Australia: The Slow Road to Parliament

McCann, Margarita; Sawer, Marian

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Australia was once at the forefront of women's political rights, but these pioneering achievements have been slow to translate into parliamentary and political representation. While many strong and capable women have served in parliament and in political leadership roles, women still comprise only a third of Australia's national, state and territory lower or single houses where government is formed. In this chapter, McCann and Sawer focus on how governments across the political spectrum have...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Margarita
dc.contributor.authorSawer, Marian
dc.contributor.editorSusan Franceschet
dc.contributor.editorMona Lena Krook
dc.contributor.editorNetina Tan
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T01:29:37Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-137-59074-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/206317
dc.description.abstractAustralia was once at the forefront of women's political rights, but these pioneering achievements have been slow to translate into parliamentary and political representation. While many strong and capable women have served in parliament and in political leadership roles, women still comprise only a third of Australia's national, state and territory lower or single houses where government is formed. In this chapter, McCann and Sawer focus on how governments across the political spectrum have retreated from a broad strategic policy framework on gender equality in favor of specific domestic and international objectives, reinforcing the public perception that gender equality has been achieved.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan
dc.relation.ispartofThe Palgrave Handbook of Women's Political Rights
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rights© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
dc.source.urihttps://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137590732
dc.titleAustralia: The Slow Road to Parliament
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5786633xPUB460
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.palgrave.com/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcCann, Margarita, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSawer, Marian, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2021-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage483
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage502
local.identifier.doi10.1057/978-1-137-59074-9_33
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2020-04-05T08:19:25Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationLondon
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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