Australian Politics

25 Aug 2004

Handmaidens' tales

dawn service

Can women in politics really make a difference, or do they just end up polishing the throne? Read the latest report card on Johnnie's Angels and draw your own conclusions.

25 Aug 2004

Lady in waiting?

christine wallace

Just who is that woman who's standing behind the man who's dancing with the Prince of Bennelong? Yes, it's Jenny Macklin.

25 Aug 2004

Policies and participation

John Menadue
'Democracy is the compelling ideology of our time. We all have an innate urge for community. As one institution breaks down, resourceful Australians have shown in the past that we can renovate some and build others. I know that many parliamentarians, journalists and ordinary citizens share these concerns.'