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Thursday 22 October 2015
News Politics World

conservative male journo and malcolm turnbull’s former chief of staff becomes first foreign news reporter to gain access to nauru

Danielle Croci
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Associate editor for The Australian, Chris Kenny, has become the first foreign news reporter in 18 months to be granted a visa by the Nauruan government to visit the island. Since January 2014, any foreign journalist who has wished to visit Nauru must lodge an application and pay a fee of $8,000, which is non-refundable…
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Wednesday 30 September 2015
News Politics

in brief: australia rejects chris brown’s visa application on character grounds

Amy Mckenna
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  Domestic violence offenders entering Australia may have their visas rejected, following Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s new plan to crack down on perpetrators entering the country in the backlash of the Chris Brown controversy. The plans come after Chris Brown’s visa application was formally denied by Dutton on ‘character grounds’, following the singer’s assault conviction in…
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Wednesday 16 September 2015
News Politics

liberal leadership spill: new leader, same old

Cheyne Anderson
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As the schadenfreude dies down, as we run out of ways to Photoshop onions, and as we hear the dying chuckles of Gillard’s laughter, we turn now to our new Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull, sworn in yesterday as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, is now the confident new head of the nation. He brings…
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Sunday 30 August 2015
News Politics

operation fortitude cancelled amid public outrage

Danielle Croci
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    Operation Fortitude, a controversial plan by the Australian Border Force (ABF) to crack down on people overstaying their visas in Melbourne’s CBD this weekend, was cancelled on Friday afternoon amid public outrage. The Australian Border Force was launched in July of this year, as a merger of the Customs and Border Protection Service,…
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Sunday 23 August 2015
News Opinion Politics

the ‘people’s vote’: abbott’s gay marriage red herring

Cheyne Anderson
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  Pop your champagne bottles and kiss the closest same-sex friend, because according to this breaking news from Yahoo, gay marriage is pretty much legal in Australia! That’s right, same sex marriage in Australia is ‘almost certain to become law’ after sources reported that the ‘people’s vote’ is probably going to be a plebiscite vote…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
News Politics

state treasurers plan to discuss tampon tax as Australian women become bloody fed up

Amy Mckenna
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  State and Federal Treasurers are set to meet in Canberra this Friday to discuss the rising issue of the tax on feminine hygiene products. This comes after the four Labor state governments put pressure on the other state governments to remove the infamous tampon tax. According to the Canberra Times, Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey…
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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Health Life Opinion Politics

period pieces: dear tampons

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious new series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip every Wednesday for new instalments.   From:         Loani Arman (funny.lady.bits@gmail.com) Sent:           Wed, 12 August 2015 2:57:15 PM To:              Tampons (period.nation@gmail.com)   Dear Tampons, It’s time to break up. I remember the first time we…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
News Politics World

news round-up 9.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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    On Lip this week Bridget Conway reviews one-woman show What’s The Matter with Mary Jane? The Lip Crew on influential feminist books Amy Mckenna writes about the gender pay gap Eden Faithfull discusses the future of women in architecture The Hollywood Bias: a new study finds that women had less than a third of speaking parts in the 700 most popular films released…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
News Politics

same-sex marriage debate: wong v bernardi

Danielle Croci
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  A surprisingly sedate affair occurred on Wednesday when South Australian senators Penny Wong and Cory Bernardi debated the issue of same-sex marriage at the National Press Club in Canberra. There has been yet another push for Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June to allow same-sex couples in…
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Sunday 2 August 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 2.8.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  Australian feminist news Female MPs in the Liberal Party are pushing for more female representation in the party, after Labor’s vote to achieve 50% representation by 2025 with an affirmative action quota, but Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne says affirmative action quotas are not the ideal means to achieve this Labor Senator, Penny…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
Featured Feminism Health Politics

lessons from victoria’s royal commission into family violence

Eden Faithfull
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The Victorian Labor Government has commenced Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence: the most dangerous and prevalent form of violence perpetrated against women. The newly released Terms of Reference task proposed commissioners – Patricia Faulkner, Chair of Jesuit Social Services and the National Health Performance Authority, and Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood…
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Sunday 26 July 2015
Feminism News Politics World

feminist news roundup 26.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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  On Lip this week Read the third and final instalment of Shonen Women, on Evangelion and Western Perceptions Check out Bridget Conway’s interview with Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan about Fashion unWINEd Or catch up on more news with our last news roundup   Australian feminist news Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence has heard it can…
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Wednesday 22 July 2015
News Politics World

feminist news roundup 22.7.15

Sarah Iuliano
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On Lip (so far) this week Lauren Strickland muses over the ethics in reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Eden Faithfull delves into the characterisation of women in erotic novels Looking for the lowdown on the David Bowie Is exhibit? Lip’s got you covered Bridget Conway interviews band Husky Gawenda And we’ve had a look at how Australian reproductive healthcare safeguards, i.e. Medicare and the PBS, fare…
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