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Women don’t need fixing, systems do

Natalie Kyriacou OAM, Tuesday, 8th March 2022 -  Traditional approaches to gender equality that focus on imposing solutions upon women through a “saviour model” are disempowering and ineffective. Instead, there is a need to transform

Talking about women’s homelessness – the gateway to wellbeing

Tracey Burton, Tuesday, 19th October 2021 -  To mark Anti-Poverty Week, Tracey Burton, chief executive officer of Uniting NSW.ACT, shares her opinions on women’s homelessness and improvements that can be made to the system

Big ‘bloody’ survey reveals extent of period poverty in Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  “We expected to see that shame and stigma surrounding periods still exists, but we couldn’t have predicted the sheer number of people who have struggled to afford period products”

The future is female… and remote: How virtual workplaces are rewriting the narrative

Lex La Sala, Tuesday, 27th July 2021 -  COVID-19 gave Lex La Sala the confidence to move into a remote role despite the stigma around working-from-home. Now, she says, we’re in an environment where virtual workplaces are

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.  While the 2020 budget was criticised for its

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.

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

Corona and the common good

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Uniting around the common good is why Australia was successful in containing COVID-19. But after two months, the consensus regarding the common good has started to come apart, not

Through no fault of their own

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  It took COVID-19 for people to recognise that without the unpaid, low paid or the lowly paid work of women, society could not function, writes Augustine Zycher, who highlights three

Women empowering women: How Australian volunteers are supporting gender equality in Papua New Guinea

Contributor, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to acknowledge three women who, through the Australian Volunteers Program, are working with organisations to empower

Australia’s hunger crisis leaving vulnerable women without food

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th October 2019 -  Charities are struggling to cope with a 22 per cent increase in demand for food relief Women are bearing the brunt of Australia’s worsening hunger crisis, with new research showing

As Donors and as Causes, Women are Taking the Lead in Philanthropy

Kate Pew Wolters, Thursday, 7th March 2019 -  The movement we are seeing today of women as leaders and funders is the outcome of decades of women’s leadership in philanthropy, not a sudden phenomenon brought about by political
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