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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth: A CPA Podcast

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Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, a CPA podcast, gives a voice to parliamentarians, civil society experts and activists across the Commonwealth to discuss common democratic challenges and share their ideas on what can be done to solve them.

Julia Gillard: Vaccine Inequality, Women in Politics and the Commonwealth

On a special episode of Parliamentary Conversations in the Commonwealth, the former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, sits down with the CPA Secretary-General, Stephen Twigg, for a wide-ranging conversation. 

Gillard, who served as Prime Minister from 2010 to 2013:

  • praises affirmative action as a proven solution to increase the representation of women in Parliament
  • warns that 'we could be back to ground zero' unless world leaders urgently address vaccine inequality
  • highlights that COVID-19 had left 'unanswered questions' about children's mental health
  • calls the situation in Afghanistan 'absolutely heart-breaking to watch'
  • admits that the Commonwealth must 'stare' its colonial history 'in the face' in order to move forward
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Julia Gillard: Vaccine Inequality, Women in Politics and the Commonwealth

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