Labor party women pass motion for 50 percent representation in Parliament

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The women of the Labor Party have unanimously passed a motion to lift the party’s affirmative action target to 50 percent. Looking to address in particular a stronger gender imbalance in the upper house, the motion calls for half of parliamentarians in each house to be women, not an average of both. The motion also seeks to find new ways to enforce affirmative action policies.

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