University program unmasks the 'faceless men' of politics
The Melbourne School of Government's Pathways to Politics program aims to counteract the chronic underrepresentation of women in politics, and help women from across the political spectrum set up links with the country's top political players.
Dr Katie Allen said the Pathways to Politics program "absolutely" helped her win pre-selection in her Victorian federal seat of Higgins in February. "I think that it provided skills and expertise I didn’t know I needed. It provided a network of support that was incredibly encouraging," she said.