When former Federal Labor Minister Kate Ellis left politics in 2019, she was troubled by just how sexist her experiences inside Parliament House had been.
When she reached out to other female politicians to compare notes, a disturbing picture of systemic misogyny emerged.
In this Australian Story, a group of current and former female politicians from all the parties break their silence about Canberra’s toxic culture, saying the institution is at “crisis point”.
With revealing interviews from across the political spectrum Kate Ellis shows what it’s really like to be a woman in politics.
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