"It is an issue for us, but we will continue to ensure that women are not only pre-selected but elected and promoted," Bishop has told ABC T.V.
Bishop, who is also the Minister for Foreign Affairs, says she thinks the introduction of plebiscites in individual seats, which would allow rank and file members of the Liberal party to vote to pre-select candidates, is worth consideration.
“I think there are a number of issues we can look at such as plebiscites to ensure that we get a broad cross-section of views and women will rise to the top that way,” she said.
"The more women who take leadership roles in the Liberal Party that will mean more women will be inspired to make politics a career.’
The Labor party aims to have an equal 50-50 split of male and female M.P.s by 2025 and has a quota system to support female candidates in winnable seats.