Women with diverse backgrounds are still underrepresented across all levels of government in Australian politics.

However, a program offered by the Queensland University of Technology has proven successful in its efforts to address the gap.

At Queensland’s last local government election, thirteen of the program’s graduates won seats.

Image: Cr. Faraj, 22, is the only woman of colour on the Fraser Coast Council. Image: supplied

Produced By: Netta Finney

Featured In Story: Councillor Sara Diana Faraj – Division 9, Fraser Coast City Council, and Professor Vicky Browning – Pathways to Politics Program Director, Queensland University of Technology

First aired on The Wire, Monday 8 April 2024