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

Lex LaSala, 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

Opinion

Our Social Policy Reflects Our Attitudes to Women

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  Politicians must reflect on the policy decisions they have made that mean single mothers go without food or women are unable to leave a violent home, writes Senator Rachel Siewert,

The Hidden Suffering of Women Sleeping Rough Revealed

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th November 2018 -  Australian women sleeping rough are suffering significantly higher rates of serious medical conditions like cancer, diabetes and asthma compared to male rough sleepers, according

Senator Sues: Sexism, Women and Australian Politics

Avery Poole, Wednesday, 11th July 2018 -  The sexist remark thrown at Senator Sarah Hanson-Young underscores the urgent need for more women in Australian parliament, writes Dr Avery Poole, assistant director at the Melbourne
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