Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling One thing no one can dispute about the prime ministership of Julia Gillard is the impact a woman's elevation to the top job has had on political discourse.
Stephanie Peatling Gillard knows the tough reality that confronts women in politics: the treatment is different but don't talk about it because it's not worth the backlash.
Stephanie Peatling Stephen Smith should be commended for his continuing efforts to drag the kicking and screaming ADF into the 21st century when it comes to the treatment of women within its ranks.