HER RIGHTS AT WORK: THE POLITICAL PERSECUTION OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

Anne Summers AO

Abstract


This essay exposes the extent and magnitude of the sexist nature of attacks on Australia’s first female Prime Minister. It argues that if the Prime Minister were in any other workplace she would be protected as a worker by anti-discrimination laws. It concludes that we can all play a part in reducing the sexist nature of political debate.

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