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Victoria government announces funding support for LGBTIQ+ communities

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 16th June 2021 -  12 LGBTIQ+ organisations and groups to receive grants in new funding announced by the Victorian government


Men need to do more to advance gender equality and equity

Andrew Cairns, Friday, 11th June 2021 -  When it comes to improving and promoting gender equity and equality at work, there is still a gap between what men say they believe and what they do, writes Andrew Cairns.


Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s budget has seen an increased focus on women, their safety, and their health. But advocates say it is far from revolutionary. 

Victorian charities band together to fight LGBTIQ+ discrimination

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 -  The group is pushing for the Victorian government to also commit to ending LGBTIQ+ inequalities


Want to help women? Pay more for aged care

Tracey Burton, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  One of the most obvious manifestations of our poor attitudes to women is the continued undervaluing of our aged care system, writes Tracey Burton, chief executive of Uniting NSW.ACT.

The future (of investment) is female

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 14th April 2021 -  A new report highlights that without focus on female investment Australia’s push for gender equality will continue to slide backwards

Women’s groups and unions unite to fight for women’s workplace safety

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th April 2021 -  “This moment of reckoning demands concrete commitments to a safer future for all – in our workplaces and across our communities”   

Barnardos Australia ends Mother of the Year award after 25 years

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  But the charity has received criticism that worthy recipients will miss out 


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.  


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.
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