Understanding Pre-Selection

Understanding Pre-Selection

Article by Kali Goldstone Like many of us, you are probably in the dark about how the party pre-selection process actually works in Australian politics. It’s not a well-understood process for anyone who isn’t a member of a political party – and even for those in a party it can still be steeped in mystery. …

Research Conducted by Solai Valliappan: Australian Parliamentarians & Diversity 1996-2022

Research Conducted by Solai Valliappan: Australian Parliamentarians & Diversity 1996-2022

Article by Kali Goldstone The need to have a representative democracy, one where the members of our parliaments truly reflect the communities they govern, is rightfully being discussed post the results of the 2022 Federal election. The 47th Federal Parliament is the most culturally diverse in Australia’s history. But it still doesn’t reflect the population…

In Conversation | Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa :: Recording

In Conversation | Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa :: Recording

Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa is the Chief Investigator behind the Gender Legislative Index, a tool designed to promote the enactment of legislation that works more effectively to improve women’s lives. Her work combines law, engineering and data science to reinvigorate decades-long debates about the law’s role in addressing gender inequality. Ramona discusses her groundbreaking study exposing…