By 2025 has stated that it will boost the number of women MPs in Australian Parliament.
In a resolution passed before Labor’s national conference which finished over the weekend the party made the announcement that it is committed to further increasing the number of women in its ranks.
Victorian Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins said on Monday
I was 21 when this debate started and i’ll be 54 by the time we see true gender equality in our party.
Labor first began to set targets for women MPs more than 20 years ago when it agreed in 1994 to a quota of 30 per cent. That was later raised to 40 per cent.
Currently women make up just 43.3 per cent of Labor MPs in all lower houses in the country.
There is a concern inside the party that upper houses were not keeping pace. In Tasmania there are no Labor women in the upper house.
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten backed the change, and conference participants noted that it was rare example of the NSW Right and Victorian Left uniting in support.