They will join about 38 women who are expected to retain their seats, according to the latest results.
“There was not just a sense of ‘enough is enough’, but there was also a sense of ‘things can be better, and they must be better’.”
The above graphic shows the representation of women in the House of Representatives, based on the latest results. Source: SBS
In total, at least 56 women are on course to be elected across 151 lower house seats. This gives women about 38 per cent of the currently projected seats, according to calculations by SBS News.
Labor’s Marion Scrymgour, the first Indigenous woman elected to the Northern Territory parliament, will replace retiring long-serving MP Warren Snowdon, while Liberal Zoe McKenzie will replace former health minister Greg Hunt in the seat of Flinders.
“By continuing to increase the diversity of parliamentarians, the culture within parliament will change and enable Australia as a nation to respond to new challenges with greater efficiency, innovation and productivity.”
“Our political system should reflect all genders, all ages and all cultures to make the right decisions for Australians.”
But UN Women doesn’t expect gender parity in ministerial positions to be achieved before 2077.