Grants to boost Gender Equality and Diversity in Australian Politics

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'The Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher has announced $5 million over five years to boost gender equality and diversity in Australian politics.

The Women’s Leadership and Development Program’s (WLDP) Women in Public Office grants will fund projects that support women in Australia to prepare for and enter public office at local, state and federal levels. The grant round acknowledges and seeks to overcome the unique challenges and barriers women face in running for public office.

“There are undeniable benefits from having more women in public office,” the Minister said.

“More women in public office and sitting at the decision-making table, irrespective of which political party they are a member of, improves policy outcomes for the broader community, and also has a positive impact on the culture within Parliament House.”'

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