8 Aug 2017

PNG women 'priced out' of parliament

From , 3:04 pm on 8 August 2017

A scholar of Pacific politics says women have been priced out of the election "game" in Papua New Guinea.

No women have been elected to the new parliament despite a record 167 women going forward for election.

All three women MPs in the previous 111-seat legislature lost their seat in last month's polls.

Kerryn Baker from the Australian National University has been studying the women candidates' lack of success.

She spoke to Sally Round.