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Fighting sexism in Australian politics

5 September 2013 Last updated at 04:59 BST

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his rival, Tony Abbott, are busy crossing Australia in a last-ditch effort to win votes ahead of the 7 September general election.

Mr Rudd replaced Julia Gillard in June, after a premiership that sparked considerable debate over gender and politics in Australia.

So how much room is there for women in politics in Australia today? Yalda Hakim has been finding out.

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