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Many from the South East attend March4Justice Canberra

The 2016 census for Eurobodalla showed a population of 37,232. Of those 30,900 were eligible to vote. In 2016 50.9% of voters were female

While Bega hosted a March4Justice march and the streets of Eurobodalla appeared to be quiet by way of protest many in the Eurobodalla and Bega region attended the massive march and demonstration in Canberra.

Photos: Magella Blinksall

Above and below: Federal Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain posted these images saying "I raise my voice with the thousands of others outside this afternoon. I bring that inside and demand that the message is heard - "Enough is Enough." Great to see a bunch of Eden-Monaro faces in the crowd - thank you for being here."

Above: Federal Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips posted these images saying "So many locals from the south coast have come to Parliament House today to say #EnoughIsEnough. I joined with them. It’s time for the Prime Minister to start listening."

The Conversation reports: As yesterday’s March 4 Justice rallies showed, women are angry. In fact, we’re furious.

Thousands of Australians marched around the country, tired, angry and massively fed up at the treatment of women.

Forget delicious International Women’s Day breakfasts and uplifting tweets about girl power. In the wake of horrifying claims about sexual assault, toxic work cultures, harassment and people in power just not getting it — this protest said, “we have had enough”.

Amid all this, we are also, slowly but surely, heading towards another federal election. Is it possible we could see a protest at the ballot box, as well as on the streets?

As political scientist Sarah Cameron writes, the Australian Election Study shows women are already drifting away from the Liberal Party. At the 2019 federal election, the Liberals got the lowest proportion of women’s votes since 1987.

Elections are decided by many issues. But Morrison ignores the gender gap at his peril.

Source: The Conversation


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