Bump up numbers

Senior Federal Government minister Marise Payne concedes the Liberals have a “very serious” problem with the number of women in the party.

Liberal frontbencher Sussan Ley believes her party should consider introducing quotas to address the low number of women in Federal Parliament.

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says the Liberal Party needs to address the under-representation of women in Federal Parliament and politics to fight the prevalence of gender inequality and amid members’ claims of bullying.

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says the Liberal Party needs to address the under-representation of women in Federal Parliament and politics to fight the prevalence of gender inequality and amid members’ claims of bullying.

While stopping short of explicitly endorsing the proposal, which the Liberals have long opposed, Senator Payne had to cast her mind back a long way to remember a rosier time for women in the party’s ranks.

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