About Flashpoint | Women, Power and Australian Politics

The University of Queensland's School of Political Science and International Studies invites you to attend a Flashpoint event

Women, Power and Australian Politics

Recent events have again starkly reminded us of issues to do with gender parity and equitable treatment in Australian politics. In the halls of parliament, the cabinet room, the legislature and the media, we continue to see powerful mobilisations of gender that perpetuate misogyny, harassment, bullying, and even assault. Australia’s first female Prime Minister suffered overt misogyny, which brought into the open the gendered nature of politics. Since that time, the data have continued to show an under-representation of women in Australian political institutions, as well as a lack of cultural and ethnic diversity in that representation. We have even seen female MPs step down from politics, claiming the environment is too toxic for them to work in.  This panel will consider what this means for gender and the lawmaking environment in Australia, and ask if we have reached a moment of change.

Speakers

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Nicole George, Director HDR Program, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland 
The Honourable Rachel Nolan, Executive Chair of the McKell Institute, Queensland
Dr Glenn Kefford, Lecturer and DECRA Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland

Moderator

Professor Katharine Gelber, Head of School, Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland 

All are welcome at this Flashpoint panel on Wednesday 24 March from 1-2pm in Room 212, Sir Llew Edwards (14), UQ St Lucia Campus

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Venue

Sir Llew Edwards (14)
UQ St Lucia Campus
Room: 
212