"This is yet another scary insight into the Liberal Party's 1950s views on gender equality.
"That Tony Abbott thinks celebrating International Women's Day at a men's-only club is 'smashing the glass ceiling', once again shows he is unfit to be Minister for Women.
"It's telling that Tattersall's is making a special exemption for the event so that women do not have to show a 'partner card' to gain access.
"This month marks 50 years since women protested in Brisbane against a ban on drinking in public by chaining themselves to the Regatta's public bar.
"Sadly, it seems like the Liberal Party hasn't moved on since then.
"Having to arrange at venue at the last minute shows the LNP forgot about International Women's Day, just like their party routinely forgets about women when making Cabinet appointments including Minister for Women," Senator Waters said.