Peter Dutton, Liberal Party, Fiona Wilson discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
Marriage debate, Christine full STA was one of one of the most vocal supporters of saying same sex marriage. She is a member of the liberal party. She is married to a woman. She's also the sister of Terni Abbott. It's a very, very strange twist and potentially could lead through one of the. Most one of the most consequential bridge-building between these two factions of the liberal party. All it could lead to something else. Who knows? It's to be continued CBC very much. So been just finally and very briefly, I, I always cite the killings next door documentary, going back, sort of a Hoffa generation -plicitly Australia about this obsession the country seems to have certainly the political personnel seems to have with assassinating. Their leaders are sort of, you know, it's like some ancient Rome always strikes me. Once the dust settles on this week, is there any chance that I don't know we we could see someone being given a bit of time and the appetite for this consonant people could could diminish, or is it is even that is like was impossible to predict I, there is still a lot of people who are predicting the Peter Dutton isn't finished that he wants to have another stab at the job. So potentially that could happen. It really depends on win. The election is held. My my guess would be that once the election happens eve, the government does lose. Then Bill shorten from the labor party takes over as prime minister, and they'll probably give him a fairly long shot in the role. I don't think the spinning door has finished for the liberal party. Yet. Peter Dutton is still hovering around the edges and way he ends up is still anyone's guess. He, he's, he's not potty. He hasn't been given a ministry. He certainly going to want that. Okay. Plenty still ponder Ben Roland who's been attempting to make sense of this week for us on the briefing monocle twenty four. Japan has appointed its first ever female fighter pilot. It's been hailed as a huge leap forward in the traditionally male dominated country. Fiona Wilson's Monaco's, Tokyo bureau chief and she joins us. Now on the line, I'm going to thank for talking to us about this. It is interesting, isn't it? We spoke unsolved and about how entrenched the whole sort of patriarchy. If you like of Japan is this is a very sort of visible and high profile. Well, departure from that. What do we know about the the fighter pilots in question? Well, MS Matsushima she's twenty six. She joined the f. it's called the Self Defense Force in two thousand fourteen and she actually. So she arrived just before the law changed basically two thousand fifteen. The little changed and women were allowed to become fighter pilots so is taken this long to train. Someone basically says she's the first to emerge an I. I did laugh that she said she was inspired by top gun. So. Tom Cruise has quite a lot to answer for what one of many things here yesterday wants to, but we, we should reflect a good headline. But the fact is service women are very small percentage on live all serving forces members its way down to single figures, isn't it? Yeah. Well, I mean for the Self Defense Force, it's six point, one percent. That's the figure I've seen the latest figure. I mean, actually to be fair to the government and they have said they're trying to double the number of women in it does take time. They're making these initiatives that tried to make it more peeling to women. I mean, traditionally the SDS people have to move around a lot and that just does not suit working women very well with children. So they've, they've got to change the culture. I think they're, they're acknowledging that now. So it's not just about saying, okay, women can fight. Now, it's about saying, can we make the day to day life within the SDF you know, more reasonable. So I think he's taking time the the figure that giving us, they'd like it to be nine percent women by two thousand and thirty. So it's not, you know, it's not happening very fast, but moving in the right direction. In the right direction indeed. And I suppose if we take step back and look at how Japan continues to lie behind the advanced nations, both in terms of representation of women in the military and more broadly just in the world of work..