The Boys Club: Can You Beat Them, Or Do You Have To Join Them?

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The Boys Club: Can You Beat Them, Or Do You Have To Join Them?

We've been hearing the term 'boys club' bandied around a fair bit surrounding the culture in Canberra... but what does it actually look like?

Is it all leather couches and cigar smoking, or is it more about a culture that leaves mostly middle age white men making all the decisions with little input from others?

The Quicky speaks to two female politicians and a female publisher who have experienced the 'boys club' on a daily basis to find out how we can move past it, and include everyone at the table.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Zali Steggall MP - Federal Member for Warringah

Lidia Thorpe - Victorian Greens Senator and proud Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman 

Tarla Lambert - Editor in Chief and Co-Owner of Women's Agenda


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