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Saturday 4 June 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: lemons in the chicken wire

Sarah Randall
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Alison Whittaker’s debut collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire, is a refreshingly authentic and accessible new addition to the Australian poetry landscape. The collection is grounded in simplicity yet explores complex issues such as sexuality, racism and family negligence. Whittaker, who received the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship, also explores the history…
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Thursday 3 April 2014
Health News

in brief: indigenous women face higher risk of breast cancer

Shannon O'Keefe
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The New South Wales Cancer Council has released a shocking statistic regarding Aboriginal women and breast cancer. According to their research Indigenous deaths due to breast cancer is almost one third higher than non-Indigenous women. They have also reported that Aboriginal women tend to be younger on average than other Australian women and present the…
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Thursday 20 March 2014
Featured Politics

papa tony’s choices: on abbott’s paternalistic approach to indigenous women’s welfare

Sarah Iuliano
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If you heard out-and-proud ‘feminist’ Tony Abbott’s speech this International Women’s Day, you would think that – bar room for improvement in parental leave – ladies across the nation should be cheering. ‘Anyone who is an Australian has won the lottery of life and if you look at our country and the deal that it…
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Tuesday 28 January 2014
News

in brief: Abbott to draft amendment granting indigenous people constitutional recognition

Ally Van Schilt
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised to finalise a draft amending the constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first Australians. Abbott has labelled this recognition as a ‘national crusade’ which should be of importance to everyone. Despite this date for the proposed change, Abbott has warned against rushing the changes. ‘We have to be…
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Monday 14 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 14.10.13

Ruby Grant
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New Labor Leader, Bill Shorten names Tanya Plibersek as deputy leader. In case you missed it, the Labor Party leadership ballot has been and gone, with Bill Shorten being elected the new Labor leader of the opposition. Today, former Health minister in the Rudd Government, Tanya Plibersek has been appointed as Shorten’s deputy leader. Penny…
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