'Like throwing them under the bus': ANU election analysis shows how hard it is for women to win

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated May 12 2022 - 9:45am, first published May 11 2022 - 7:30pm
Women running past Parliament House. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

There's further evidence an "old boys' club" stubbornly remains in Australian politics, with analysis of the major party candidates running federally in 2022 showing just two-in-10 women contesting "winnable" seats above the 6 per cent margin.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au