TLF ID R9535
This is an edited sound recording of former Victorian premier Joan Kirner (1938-) talking about efforts to ensure the election of a higher proportion of female Labor Party politicians in Australia. Kirner explains how, despite the party's adoption of an affirmative action policy for women, a group of Labor women thought it necessary to set up a formal organisation, Emily's List, to work to overcome an entrenched 'culture' of male domination in the party. Kirner argues that efforts to achieve equal representation of female ALP members of parliament (MPs) must continue. The recording was made in July 2008.