Coalition will hold up gender parity in Australia’s parliament for decades, thinktank says

Coalition will hold up gender parity in Australia’s parliament for decades, thinktank says

The Guardian

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If just one in two new Liberal-National MPs are women, it could take until next century, according to the McKell Institute

It could take more than two decades for Australia’s House of Representatives to reach gender parity, even if women win two in every three seats gained by the Coalition in the next few elections, according to new modelling.

The modelling by the McKell Institute, a progressive thinktank, indicates the growing momentum for quotas to increase the Liberal party’s share of female candidates won’t be a silver bullet for equal representation of women and men in the lower house.

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