Gender and Politics in the media

AU: Australian Opposition Leader Fights Sexist Image. Top women break ranks on Abbott.

Extravagant Abbott woos women with Whitlam The Australian FEMALE voters are the silent winners in election 2013. Their patron is that alleged sexist, Tony Abbott, who has the most pro-working women policy in our …

Australian Opposition Leader Fights Sexist Image ABC News 7 elections after six years in opposition, even though he remains unpopular among women voters. But despite Australia’s dwindling tax revenue in the aftermath …

Women wooed by return of Rudd The Australian While there was a spike in support to 36 per cent for Labor among women after Ms Gillard’s misogyny speech in parliament last October, the female vote soon …

Tony Abbott brings zeal to paid parental leave … theaustralian.com.au …The Opposition Leader’s scheme – to be funded by a 1.5 per cent levy on the nation’s 3000 largest companies – will also cover superannuation contributions and allow public servants to opt in to receive the payment.

Appearing in the Melbourne electorate of Higgins held by Liberal backbencher Kelly O’Dwyer, Mr Abbott guaranteed that no woman would be worse off and that “every working woman” would be advantaged by the generous scheme.

“If you’re a mother on minimum award wages, you will be $5000 better off under this policy,” Mr Abbott said. “If you are a mother on average earnings you will be $21,000 better off under this policy.”

Top women break ranks on Abbott The Australian Financial Review Carol Schwartz, a key adviser to the federal government on gender issues, wants to see more money go towards making childcare affordable. Photo: Craig …

Australian opposition leader fights sexist perceptions with generous …The Republic 7 elections after six years in opposition, even though he remains unpopular among women voters. But despite Australia’s dwindling tax revenue in the aftermath …

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