Senator Dean Smith and Councillor Vonda Malone were honoured last night as the inaugural winners of the McKinnon Prize for Political Leadership, a new, non-partisan award recognising courageous, visionary and collaborative leaders.
The first female Governor-General of Australia, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, will formally open this year’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women at the Melbourne School of Government tonight.
The first Australian university program to address the continued under-representation of women in parliament has been launched today by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Ms Carol Schwartz AM and the University of Melbourne at Parliament House, Canberra.
The G20 summit held in Brisbane, Australia on 15-16 November 2014 was a massive logistical exercise involving the arrival of 30 State jets, 4,000 world leader advisors, 3,000 national and international media and the creation of a no-go "Red Zone" for the host city and surrounding suburbs.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.