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There are a number of possible options for achieving 50:50

in the party system

1.      Change party culture to endorse more female candidates

2.      Rely on parties to separately introduce formal policies to endorse female candidates for winnable seats

3.      Develop all party support for a common but flexible strategic framework to achieve 50:50

change the electoral law

1.      Create larger two-person electorates for the House of Representatives with a male and a female representative elected in each

2.      Split the Senate seats evenly into dedicated male and female seats

address broader cultural & other impediments

1.      Follow multiple strategies to reduce or remove negative factors that inhibit female participation in political life

2.      Create incentives and positive ways to encourage female participation in political life


We focus here on the possibility of changing the Electoral law to create two-person electorates with male and female representatives