TLF ID R9906
This is an edited sound recording of Clare Martin, former chief minister of Australia's Northern Territory (NT), talking about being a female politician. Martin discusses some of the difficulties faced by women politicians, particularly those with children. She says that balancing their professional role with their role as a mother is an ongoing challenge for female politicians, and that they may need to give more consideration than males to the possible strains on their families of intense media scrutiny. The recording was made in July 2008.