Australia launches Women-Only Political Party

Yesterday Brisbane saw the launch of the What Women Want Australia party which is an all-women political party. Spokeswoman and founder, Justine Caines said women needed better representation and were sick of being paid lip service on key issues (From The Age).

“We are seeing our policy makers saying that they want greater participation from women and yet it is seemingly only on their terms because talk to any woman about doing the juggle and it’s bloody hard and it doesn’t need to be that hard,” she said. “If our participation is truly valued then where is the support?””

From The Age

Key issues will include paid maternity leave, post-natal services, access to child care, education and the environment.