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The impact of the pandemic on older women

Augustine Zycher, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  COVID-19 has exacerbated issues that already left older women at a significant disadvantage compared to men, writes Augustine Zycher, who says it is time for Australia to value our older women.  

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Does COVID-19 force us to re-think the ‘Man Box rules’?

Matt Tyler, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  When disasters occur, we see people revert to gender stereotypes, writes Matt Tyler, who argues if we can reduce adherence to the “Man Box rules”, we will create a better community for men as well as the people in their lives.

Gender equality in Australia is on the decline. Here’s what could fix it

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th March 2020 -  Australia has fallen from a rank of 15th to 44th on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index in the last 14 years

Opinion

‘We owe it to everyone who fought to protect our legacy’

Paige Burton, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  Monday marks the two anniversary of marriage equality becoming law and the one year anniversary of Equality Australia. But Paige Burton reflects on how the No campaign never really disappeared.

Community groups slam proposed Religious Discrimination Act

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Civil society leaders are voicing their concerns about the proposed Religious Discrimination Act, which they say privileges religious belief over other human rights.

A toolkit to fight economic barriers for older women launches

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  For women over the age of 50, the gender pay gap, a lack of superannuation and unpaid work present economic barriers to retirement. But the launch of a financial toolkit for the demographic could be the answer to financial security and freedom.

Australia still has work to do on gender equality

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Australia is performing poorly on gender equality issues related to climate action and gender data, according to a global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index.
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