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Will women lose when O'Farrell wins?

By Tim Brunero - posted Monday, 21 March 2011

New South Wale's Labor Government might be a lot of things - but sexist it is not.

In fact it has notched up a startling range of firsts for women over the last 16 years.

It's leader, Kristina Keneally, is a woman – the first NSW Premier ever.


And her deputy, Carmel Tebutt, is also a woman – the first Deputy Premier ever.

Even the state's Governor is a woman, the first female NSW Governor ever.

Professor Marie Bashir was appointed by the Labor government in 2001.

And State Labor has got women working prominently in key portfolios like Education, Health, and Community Services. In some for the first time ever.

They have doubled the number of female Judges and female school principals.

They have also doubled the proportion of women in senior positions in the public service and have women leading 4 major government agencies.


Even their Minister for Women, Jodi McKay, is the first ever female Member for Newcastle.

This promotion of women to high office has led to the first group of residents ever in Australia to have solely female political representation.

Voters in the Sydney inner city suburb of Glebe, at local government level, will find their Lord Mayor is Councillor Clover Moore.

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Tim Brunero is a specialist ‘cyber-journalist’. He works for andisthe breakfast presenter for 2SER.

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