At the beginning of the election campaign, we looked at the possible ways gender may influence the results of this years election. On the weekend, it became clear gender has a huge influence.

Fourteen new women have been elected to the Lower House including a wave of seven independents. Of those, all were women. Six had run in previously safe Liberal seats and one from a previously safe Labour seat.

Produced By: Claudia Copeland

Featured In Story: Dr. Camilla Nelson, Associate Professor in Media at the University of Notre Dame

First aired on The Wire, Monday 23 May 2022