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Momentum builds within Liberal party to consider quotas for women even as divisions emerge – The Guardian

Defence industry minister Melissa Price says ‘the time has come’ for some kind of quota system to attract ‘qualified and motivated women’

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The federal social services minister, Anne Ruston, has pushed back against growing calls within her own party for the Liberals to adopt a quota system for women, saying politicians should not dictate decisions in a democratic party.
But the push for the Liberals to consider quotas to increase the number of women in parliament is gaining traction, with sitting MPs conceding current party processes are failing to boost female representation in parliament.
The prime minister, Scott Morrison, on Tuesday…

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