Jenny Macklin on speaking out and making a change

Jenny Macklin was the longest serving woman in Australia’s House of Representatives, and was the first woman to become the Deputy Leader of a major Australian political party. She served in parliament alongside Julia and was instrumental in driving some of the most important policy reforms in Australia’s contemporary history, including the country’s first national Paid Parental Leave Scheme and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.


In this episode, Jenny and Julia reflect on the importance of female representation in government, the need for competition between women, what more needs to be done to combat the misogynistic treatment of female politicians, and how parliament can effect positive change for women in Australia and beyond.


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