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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Question QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Gender Equality Tuesday, 2 February 2016 Clive Palmer - Member for Fairfax My question is to the Prime Minister. The Canadian Prime Minister is supporting a gender balanced cabinet because 'it is 2016'. Women received the vote in our country in 1902, yet there are still few women in cabinet. Talents and abilities are distributed equally. Domestic violence destroys our families for lack of role models. I do not accept that merit is not distributed equally. Will the government support gender equality in cabinet, with each gender entitled to a minimum of 40 per cent representation? Women in Parliament Wednesday, 10 February 2016 Clive Palmer - Member for Fairfax My question is to the Prime Minister. It is 114 years since women received the vote—a long time ago. It took them 41 years to get a member in parliament, yet in your ministry you have got a significantly lower proportion of women that voted at the elections. Does the government think Liberal women or members are less worthy or of lower merit than their Liberal male colleagues, or do you just say you believe in gender equality and fail to do anything about it? The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 5


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