Opinion

Time to update the electorate guidelines

By Kim Rubenstein & Katrina Hall
September 3 2018 - 12:00pm

The decision to name the third Commonwealth Parliament electorate in Canberra after a white Australian male calls for a major rethinking of the way electorates are named. The choice of ‘Bean’ over ‘Cullen’ is a timely reminder, as indeed other events in parliament have been over the last week, that we must pay more attention to the equal representation of women in Australian public life.

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