UPDATE: Two weeks after this article was published, the signage outside the Deputy President's office has been updated from "chairman" to "chair".
Newly elected deputy president of the senate Sue Lines has successfully petitioned federal parliament to gender neutralise her official title and remove the "man" from "chairman".
Lines concedes gender neutralising language is a small victory, but she thinks it's an important one in a parliament where men still vastly outnumber women.
Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.
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