MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year’s election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation.
Women in Australia make half of the population, but they make up less than a quarter of federal politicians in the Liberal party, the senior partner in the governing coalition.
O'Dwyer - Minister - Jobs - Relations - Reasons
O’Dwyer, who is also minister for jobs and industrial relations, said her reasons for not recontesting her seat at the next national election, which is due in May, were personal.
“I no longer want to consistently miss out on seeing my children when I wake up in...
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