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Saturday 2 July 2016
Opinion Politics

australia votes: most memorable 2016 federal election campaign gaffes

Eden Faithfull
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There is no space of time more intense for Australian party leaders than the weeks leading up to the day of the federal election. We know this, because there seems to be very little practical work going for the rest of the year. Though it seems that during this week of hand shaking and baby…
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Feminism Politics

in brief: vote 1 for women

Sarah Iuliano
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    Campaign 2016 closes up for Australia’s political hopefuls in just two days. Recent research based on Twitter users suggests young people and women are the group most undecided – or more aptly, weighing up their options – about how to exercise their democratic right. As the federal election’s vote grows nearer, sometimes a…
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Thursday 9 June 2016
Column Opinion Politics Sport

side by side: vote #1 – women’s sport

Danielle Croci
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    The federal election is now less than a month away, and in the past week or two, the issue of women’s participation in sport has managed to make its way onto the mainstream agenda. It appears that the two major parties are vying to demonstrate who is better committed to women’s sport. With…
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Thursday 5 May 2016
Feminism Opinion Politics

icymi: budget 2016

Sarah Iuliano
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Winners and losers: it’s a dichotomy Treasurer Scott Morrison wants to ditch when Australians discuss the Turnbull Government’s Federal Budget for 2016-17. He’d prefer to talk about jobs and growth. But Scott Morrison has too much privilege to tell us how to speak about this Budget. The fact of the matter is, if you are…
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Feminism Opinion Sexuality

on mardi gras and the PM

Eden Faithfull
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In a move that undoubtedly had the Prime Minister proudly patting himself on the back, Malcolm Turnbull stepped out amongst the Mardi Gras revellers to celebrate a night of pride and equality, with his legally recognised spouse by his side. Turnbull made headlines and risked backbench backlash with his attendance, becoming the first Australian Prime…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
News

feminist news roundup 11.2.16

Danielle Croci
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Yet another white saviour film… Jessica Chastain, and indeed the Hollywood establishment, has been criticised for being named as star of an upcoming period drama, Woman Walks Alone, about a ‘19th century Brooklyn artist and activist who helps Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull’ in his fight to save his people and the land. The storyline has…
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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 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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Friday 31 July 2015
Celebrity Featured Feminism Music

the battle and the war: tyler the creator and rape culture in australia

Annabelle Regan
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Trigger Warning: Rape and Violence Against Women On Monday, Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator – real name Tyler Okonma – took to his twitter to tell his 2.48 million followers, ‘T IS NOW BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, YOU WON @CoralieAlison IM HAPPY FOR YOU <3 [sic]’. Coralie Alison is the Director of Operations at Collective…
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Monday 13 July 2015
Featured Feminism Life Politics

family terrorism: government policy vs social issues

Arabella Close
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Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence / Violence Against Women A recent poll has shown that three-quarters of Australians believe that domestic violence poses as much, or more, of a threat than terrorism. Just under half of those polled said domestic violence is a greater threat than terrorism. The Essential Research poll of 1,000 people follows the…
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Monday 6 July 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

joan’s law: why we need affirmative action in politics

Arabella Close
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The Labor party will debate raising its affirmative action quota to 50% by 2020 at its annual national conference later this month. The proposal has been referred to as “Joan’s Law”, after Victoria’s first – and only – female Premier, Joan Kirner. The current policy requires women to be preselected for 40% of all seats…
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Monday 8 June 2015
Feminism News Politics

in brief: senators weigh in on sarah hanson-young’s win against zoo magazine

Sarah Iuliano
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In case you missed it: the New South Wales Supreme Court has found doctored images of Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s likeness published by lads’ mag, Zoo Weekly to be defamatory. In July 2012, Zoo published images of the Greens’ immigration spokesperson’s face photoshopped onto a bikini-clad body, stating the publisher would ‘house the next boatload…
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Saturday 6 June 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

paving a new track for domestic violence: gps tracking on cards as fatality rates double

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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Trigger Warning: Discussion of Domestic and Family Violence If you have recently come across the statistic that one woman will die every week as a direct result of violence, you might be alarmed to learn that this number has doubled in 2015. This is according to the data collected by safe steps Family Violence Response…
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Wednesday 3 June 2015
Health Politics

the tampon tax on Q&A: where are we now?

Hannah Story
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On Monday, May 25, young activist Subeta Vimalarajah appeared on Q&A to talk to Joe Hockey about the ‘tampon tax’. She and a group of fellow activists had sent in a video question, the group holding a giant tampon in their hands: ‘Mr Hockey, STOP TAXING MY PERIOD!’ The tampon was signed by supporters. ‘Do…
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