It’s Supposed to be about WOMEN!4 March 2015
People outside Australia are a little surprised when I tell them that the Minister for Women here is a MAN (Tony Abbott, our Prime Minister, fills the role).
I’m not sure what they’re going to say to this one – on Friday the Liberal Party (of which Tony A. is leader) is hosting a lunch to celebrate International Women’s Day.
All good so far (though this is the party that had only one woman in Cabinet for its first 18 months in office, and now has two).
But the venue – Tattersall’s in Brisbane – is a “men only” club! Women can be admitted as guests but are denied membership.
Queensland Minister for Women, Shannon Fentiman, said what I think we’re all saying – “Seriously? You can’t make this stuff up.”