Laura is News Editor at The Sunday Mail. She has worked as a journalist for more than a decade, reporting for News Corp in Adelaide, the Canberra press gallery and now Brisbane. Prior to this, Laura worked as press secretary to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Senator Penny Wong. She has been a committee member of Women in Media Queensland since its inception.
Power, Politics, The Press - and The Woman Problem: Why Does It Matter?
With the recent NSW election, a looming federal election and next year, a Queensland election, a diverse panel of senior editors and journalists from across the media spectrum including the ABC, Fairfax, Newscorp and commercial TV networks, discuss the challenges facing political parties and policy-makers at a time when business and industry is working to achieve gender diversity, are some political parties more out of step than ever? Around the country, politicians are demanding change. Female leaders in politics, media and industry are finding their own way around obstacles of old. Queensland leads the field as an equal opportunity government – how did they do it, and is it time for mandatory quotas? Women in Media is a nationwide organisation aimed at increasing gender diversity for women working in the media industry and in the representation of women in the media.