The New South Wales premier is Gladys Berejiklian, a female premier of New South Wales.
… And Gladys Berejiklian and I have been discussing these matters, and, and we share many views on this topic, I mean I met when I was state director of the Liberal party in New South Wales, Gladys was running for Willoughby.
And, you know, there were many women that we were bringing into the parliament back then, people like Judy Hopwood and many others.
And, you know, I’ve always been very committed to this, but what matters is the outcome, what I’ve simply said is I don’t think, and I’ve said this to the party organisation at every level federal and state, that we must achieve more here.
And different divisions I suspect we’ll come up with better ways of achieving it.
It’s not about this measure or that measure, I just want what works.
Just give me what works, party organisation. The Liberal party, And the same is true for the Nationals, we want to see more here.
And so, the party organisation has to seriously address that.
Now if there’s any suggestion that they’re not addressing quotas because they think the prime minister is against it, well, that’s not right. I’m not against it.
What I’m more for though, is getting more women here because the women I have in my cabinet do an extraordinary job and the women are brought into the assistant ministry I just mentioned to you Amanda Stoker*, she’s one of the most, most bright and intelligent people to come into this parliament and I was thrilled to be able to bring her into the executive so earlier the parliamentary career.