Can we change parliamentary work to better suit MPs like Kate Ellis?

By John Warhurst
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:04pm, first published March 15 2017 - 10:24pm

The decision by Kate Ellis, the 39-year-old federal Labor MP for Adelaide, to retire at the next election to be with her young son came as more of a shock than most retirements for family reasons. She is a shadow minister and already a 13-year veteran of Parliament. Her explanation was convincing:

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