Marian Sawer

First Name: Marian
Last Name: Sawer
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6 October 2016

Trust in political parties has never been lower, but we have more and more of them, to the point where voters need magnifying sheets to read ballot papers. What is the relationship between party...

26 June 2014

Did the 2013 return of the Office for Women to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet indicate a renewed commitment to whole-of-government gender assessment of policy?

Book review
18 October 2013

Review Details
Date: 18 October 2013
Author: Marian Sawer
Publisher: Australian Review of Public Affairs (ARPA)
Owning Institution(s): The University of Sydney


16 June 2013

Marian Sawer

More than 1,100 workers died in April when the Rana Plaza building housing garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh. Online activists on have since been calling for...

7 May 2012

Australia is slipping in relation to comparable countries, writes Marian Sawer

HOW important is it to keep counting the number of women in public...

24 October 2011

This paper explores how the struggle between the political rights of property and the political rights of the people shaped the design of Australian political institutions and how this legacy...

5 November 2010

Despite the avoidance of policy focus on gender issues, gender was a significant undercurrent in the last election, but unusually, more of a problem for a male than for a female...

16 August 2010

This article argues that the dependence of political parties on corporate donations has served to undermine fair electoral competition and hence the principle of political equality.

8 July 2010

Judith Troeth is trying to persuade Liberals that more women in the parliamentary party means a larger pool of talent, writes Marian Sawer in Inside Story


1 July 2010

Compared with other countries, Australia’s progress in giving women access to political power is patchy, writes Marian Sawer in Inside Story