24 Apr 2024

Two women making political history in Australia

From Afternoons, 1:51 pm on 24 April 2024

Childhood friends Lucy Bradlow & Bronwen Bock this week announced they are running - as one candidate - for MP of the Melbourne electoral division Higgins

They're proposing a job share, working one week on, one week off.

In 2015 two Green party candidates in the UK also attempted to run on a job sharing platform. Their attempt was ultimately blocked by the high court.

But this appears to be the first time it's been tried in Australia. We speak to Lucy and Bronwen.

The Australian Parliament House, Canberra.

Photo: Long Zheng/ CC BY-SA 2.0