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Australia should look overseas for ideas to increase its number of women MPs

In an article in The Conversation (25.8.16), Marian Sawer examines Australia's decline in the representation of women in the national partliament compared to other countries. 'Australia continues its slide in the international league table for representation of women in national parliaments. In 1999, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) ranked Australia 15th in the world. By June 2016, before the federal election, Australia had slipped to 56th place.'


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