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‘Invisible woman syndrome’: Nine men appointed to Federal Court in Victoria since 2013

‘Invisible woman syndrome’: Nine men appointed to Federal Court in Victoria since 2013

Senior women in the law say new federal attorney-general Michaelia Cash must improve gender equality after the Coalition appointed no women to the Federal Court in Victoria.

  • by Tammy Mills

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‘Enormous unmet need’: Women’s employment legal services running on a shoestring

‘Enormous unmet need’: Women’s employment legal services running on a shoestring

Specialist services providing women with workplace legal advice are waiting on the federal budget to see whether they’ll get funding in line with a Respect@Work recommendation.

  • by Katina Curtis
Time for the Coalition to put a gender lens back on the budget

Time for the Coalition to put a gender lens back on the budget

Federal government policies do not affect men and women equally.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Women and men need equal access to paid parental leave

Women and men need equal access to paid parental leave

This is not an ideological argument – it is an economic one. The business benefits for universal paid-parental leave are clear and compelling.

  • by Libby Lyons
‘A great disappointment’: Triggs issues rallying cry over treatment of women
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‘A great disappointment’: Triggs issues rallying cry over treatment of women

Recent regressions in gender equity mean women must unite in a global movement for justice, says the former Australian Human Rights Commission president.

  • by Bianca Hall
‘A bit despairing’: Dismay at government response to sex harassment report

‘A bit despairing’: Dismay at government response to sex harassment report

The federal government has a chance to “put its money where its mouth is”, rights groups say.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
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Morrison’s faith paves way to justice for women
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Morrison’s faith paves way to justice for women

When it comes to woman’s rights, Pentecostalism was from the beginning far advanced of mainstream churches and broader culture.

  • by Denise Austin
The women sparking a ‘seismic change’ to the culture of parliaments

The women sparking a ‘seismic change’ to the culture of parliaments

From family-friendly meeting times and shorter sitting days to calling out bad behaviour – women in parliament say the larger their ranks, the better the culture becomes.

  • by Katina Curtis
The women who have led the Herald

The women who have led the Herald

For 180 years, it was a steady line of men who were responsible for running the country’s oldest newspaper. But during the last 10 years, three women have held the top job at The Sydney Morning Herald.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
New Home Affairs Minister declares cyber security and female representation top priorities

New Home Affairs Minister declares cyber security and female representation top priorities

Karen Andrews stressed there would be no softening of Australia’s hardline stance on border protection as “a change of minister does not mean a change of policy”.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Childcare overhaul and parental leave top the wish list for leading female economists

Childcare overhaul and parental leave top the wish list for leading female economists

Five female economists outline what they want to see in the upcoming federal budget to ensure women’s economic security.

  • by Jennifer Duke