One in 10 young Australian women believe work culture in federal politics is safe

One in 10 young Australian women believe work culture in federal politics is safe

The Guardian

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Poll released as Victorian law requires public sector to tackle pay gap and sexual harassment

As federal parliament continues to grapple with the fallout from the sexual harassment of staff, three-quarters of Australian women aged 18 to 21 say they do not believe that women in politics are treated equally to men (73%), rising to almost eight in 10 among women aged between 22 and 25 (78%).

A poll of 507 women, conducted by YouGov for the charity for girls’ equality Plan International Australia, found that the perception of inequality applied across the political spectrum. Eighty-nine per cent of Green voters, 77% of Labor voters and 71% of Coalition voters do not believe that women involved in politics today are treated equally to men.

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