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The 2015 Bougainville election was a milestone for women’s political representation. The largest-ever cohort of women candidates contested; one candidate, Josephine Getsi in Peit constituency, became the first women elected to the House of Representatives in an open seat. She joins the three women members...
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on convicted drink-drivers in NSW.
A fine is the most serious penalty, imposed on 59.8 per cent of convicted drink-drivers. The average fine varies according to the PCA range of the offence: $470 (low range PCA range), $704...
Using data from all elections to the Australian House of Representatives between 1903 and 2004, this paper examines the relationship between candidates’ gender and their share of the vote.
The authors find that the vote share of female candidates is 0.6 percentage points smaller...
Past research has often analysed the gendered impacts of government budgets, but not many projects have attempted to change the budget decision-making process. In this paper Rhonda Sharp and Sanjugta Vas Dev examine a project in the Republic of the Marshall Islands that sought to...
This resource presents Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy, which aligns with other equality strategies and is intended to serve as a gateway to pursuing equality in all its forms.
Prior to the last three decades, regular surveys on household income were rare or nonexistent in many developed countries, making it difficult for economists to compare income distribution in the long run. Using taxation statistics, which tend to be available over a longer time span,...