Women candidates and the election

In Western Australia, 42% of candidates running in this election are female, in the ACT it’s 41%, Queensland 38%, Tasmania 36%, NSW 35%, South Australia and Victoria 34%, and in the Northern Territory it’s 32%.

Changes to how voters preference mean the lower down on the ticket, the less likelihood of being elected.

The Liberal party only has a woman at the top of the ticket in one state: NSW – Defence Minister Marise Payne.

The Labor party has put its own spokesperson for women, Claire Moore, third on the ticket in Queensland, behind two men.

“You’re not going to develop female talent if there is never a genuine push for women to be elected,” the Women’s Electoral Lobby’s NSW policy and campaign coordinator, Prue Mooney, said.

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