The first Senate candidate for a political group targeting women’s issues says the time is right for such a party. The What Women Want Australia party was launched in Brisbane today along with the Senate candidacy of party member, Anne Bousfield.
Ms Bousfield says the major parties have done a poor job of tackling issues that impact families.
“As most mothers know, there’s issues with paid maternity leave,” she said. “Then there’s issues with finding affordable, quality child care.
“Then there’s issues about educating their children, then after that, there’s issues about training them in the tertiary sector and the environment that they’ll grow up in.”
Do we really need a women-only political party to get voters to care about women?