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A ‘woman problem’? No, the Liberals have a ‘man problem’, and they need to fix it

Politics isn’t rational. Prejudice trumps performance. Politics is run by thugs.

  • Chris Wallace
  • The Conversation

These are three reasonable conclusions from the snubbing of electorally popular Julie Bishop in last week’s Liberal leadership ballot, and Bishop-ally Julia Banks’ decision not to stand at the next election to protest bullying during the leadership campaign.

Anaz 1aWhy did it happen? Does politics have to work this way?

There are four facets to why Bishop, far away the most likely to maximise the Liberal vote at the next federal election, is not now prime…

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