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Winning The Women’s Vote: The Battle Begins In Canberra

As the federal budget delivered more funding for female-focussed initiatives, the battle to win the votes of women begins.

By Angela Ledgerwood

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As the federal budget delivered more funding for female-focussed initiatives, the battle to win the votes of women begins.

By Angela Ledgerwood

The battle to win the votes of women is shaping up to be a central feature of the upcoming election following last night’s federal budget. Last night Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced a record spend on a national plan to reduce violence against women and children and a series of other initiatives to tackle the party’s perceived “women’s problem”.  

Meanwhile Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to appoint a female Governor-General and measures to reduce the pay gap between men and women. The battlelines include ongoing debate about the value of quotas which the Coalition has steadfastly rejected.

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#HerVote is our new campaign aiming to elevate women’s voices and inform women’s opinions. Join us on Friday April 5 for our first #HerVote event featuring a number of prominent female political voices and upcoming candidates. 

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