The women stepping forward to be Australia's next female Prime Minister

The women stepping forward to be Australia's next female Prime Minister

The women stepping forward to be Australia's next female Prime Minister
When Julia Gillard lost the prime ministership in mid-2013, she said her experience would make it easier for other women to follow. But that now seems like a long time ago.

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Sebastian Salo
Sebastian Salo 6 days ago

Maybe former MP Sophie Mirabella will be brought back to a winnable seat by the LNP and from there, launch a successful bid to be PM. Of course, she'd have to tear herself away from her vital work as an expert on the submarine advisory panel, but the public is clamoring for her return. A truly lovable person.

Pamela Hardy
Pamela Hardy 6 days ago

Penny Wong, as long as it doesn't go to her head. I believe she has what it takes, but I also believe that she has what it takes to become just like the others

Michael Shillito
Michael Shillito 6 days ago

The then leader of the opposition would never have stood in front of a "Ditch the witch" banner to address a rally if there had been a male PM at the time.

Robert Schocroft
Robert Schocroft 6 days ago

Forget about australias next female PM... there jsnt anyone male or female in parliment atm who is worthy of the keys to the lodge... not a single one of them male or female and regardless of party gives a rats toss about us the voters and whats in our best interest ....

Joel Beckingham
Joel Beckingham 6 days ago

Hahaha the grub stole the job to start with and now she, and a few others in parliament, are being investigated by the FBI for counts of fraud for ‘donations’ given the the Clinton foundation....hahaha

Lawrence Hakiwai
Lawrence Hakiwai 6 days ago

And that's how history is re-written. "Dumped by her own MPs in favour of a man they hated to avoid an electoral wipe-out" gets massaged into "lost the prime ministership".

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