In Australia and the rest of the world, the political landscape appears to be increasingly characterised by division over unity. But last Friday night, some of Australia’s leading female politicians and emerging candidates put their differences aside to talk about female representation in Parliament.
The event was the first for Future Women’s HerVote campaign, aiming to elevate women’s voices and inform their opinions ahead of the federal election. More than 150 women congregated in Darlinghurst, Sydney to hear from five women who may come from different politics and walks of life, but hold the same drive that brings a person into politics. Those women were Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition; Sussan Ley, Liberal Member for Farrer; Shireen Morris, Labor candidate for Deakin; Hollie Hughes, Liberal senator candidate; and Zali Steggall, Independent candidate for Warringah.
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