Last year Mr Howard said federal parliament will never see an equal representation of women and men because “women play a significantly greater part of fulfilling the caring role”.
“I think that is absolute rubbish,” she said. “I am someone who has had a child as a member of parliament, who has benefited from the flexibility that we get in our workplace that most workers just don’t get.”
And then she quit politics to look after her two-year-old son.
Proving Mr Howard’s point precisely.
Though my bet is that there is a cushy job lined up in the near future, to supplement her pension.