The Harvard plan to get more women into power

"Ditch the Witch" marked a new low in Australian politics, but how much has changed for female political candidates in 2016? By Sonia Harford. May 21, 2016 in The Age newspaper

Shorten or Turnbull have yet to face a poisonous insult such as that, once levelled at former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and it's unlikely they will. Neither are they likely to be called the modern-day equivalent of "Bob Brown's bitch" or face the "dirt sheets" filled with sexual innuendo that intimidate other women in politics.

Outbreaks of such vitriol show Australia has a distinct problem with women and politics, according to the developers of a new university course designed for women.

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