Our land may abound with nature’s gifts and some of us may be young and free, but are we the safest country?
After bushfires decimated parts of the Blue Mountains late last year, 32 solicitors from Legal Aid NSW joined forces with members of other government and non-government organisations to help in the disaster recovery.
Some law firms are more successful than others when it comes to retaining and progressing women. So what should law firms be doing to help make equal opportunity par for the course.
The next time you are with friends, out with family or at work, take a look around you; more than half of the women you see could be the victims of male violence. Monday 25 November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marked the start of 16 days of […]
Very few women of colour sit on Australian corporate boards or hold senior executive roles. This is one of the findings from the first corporate cultural diversity study conducted by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) and released last week. But did we need a study to tell us this?
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Anna Burke didn’t hold back in critiquing how the Australian Labor Party (ALP) elected its shadow ministry this week. Her comments about the process and lack of women elected from the right faction sparked a number of responses.
Love was all around the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Town Hall this week as Anne Summers interviewed Julia Gillard about her time as Australia’s first female Prime Minister. But the loving surrounds never masked the brutal reality of Gillard’s experiences nor the need for women to keep raising their voices and demanding equal rights.
Why do some highly experienced and qualified women in the Coalition feel they don’t merit more powerful roles in Federal Government? Since Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his 19-person Cabinet last week, these women have been defending a line-up that only includes one woman: Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Bishop agrees with their stance, saying she […]
Australia’s Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has appointed only one woman to his Cabinet. Is this his idea of merit-based selection? Abbott has been banging on about the merits of merit for quite some time. So have others, including the only woman appointed to the Cabinet, Julie Bishop. But do Abbott and Bishop seriously believe that the only people […]
When we go to the polls today, it will be almost 110 years since Australia’s first federal election under Commonwealth law. The push to give women the vote surrounded the 1903 election and marked the first wave of feminism. But how much has changed for women since that time?