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.