As published in www.womensagenda.com.au
Director and founder of Seven Advisory Mary Delahunty shares her view on the recent teal wave
From Goldstein to Wentworth with many stops along the way, previous blue and red voters embraced a new colour, a new policy agenda and a new style of politician – professionally qualified beyond all measure.
In 2017, analysis by Fairfax on the makeup of the 45th Parliament showed that nearly half of Liberal MPs had worked in state and federal politics before being elected and 55 percent of the Labor caucus came to the parliament from having previously worked as staffers, electorate officers and advisers.
It’s a well-worn path in many established representative democracies, undergraduate in Arts, volunteering and then paid work in an electorate office, enter parliament. Ta Da!