Although we have a female Prime Minister, and have had five female Premiers – and many women cabinet ministers – why does Australia still have a society that dwells on the appearance and domestic arrangements of our female politicians? Dr Meredith Burgmann doesn’t know all the answers but she certainly has opinions.
Politics is a brutal business, as recent events make clear. It’s all about the numbers. ‘Rats in the Ranks’ is a fascinating portrait of how politics works.