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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Feminism News Politics World

news roundup: wednesday may 20, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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  Counting Dead Women register reaches 38 women The number of Australian women killed by violence in 2015 has now reached 38, feminist social media organisation Destroy the Joint has reported. The figure is attributed to reports of a 68-year-old woman who died of a neck wound at her home, which police are treating as suspicious….
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Monday 18 May 2015
Featured Feminism Health Life Opinion

37 and counting: australia’s dead women

Brianna Doolan
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  Destroy The Joint’s (DTJ) Counting Dead Women campaign was launched on 20 May 2014 to honour women who have lost their lives as a result of violence. Inspired by a model developed by a UK Counting Dead Women Register, the count includes all violent acts, such as murders traditionally attributed as Domestic Violence (‘DV’,…
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Friday 15 May 2015
News Politics World

news round-up: friday may 15, 2015

Sarah Iuliano
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Coalition drops ‘double dippers’, ‘rort’ rhetoric in paid parental leave discussion The Coalition has vowed to phase out its use of troubling language to describe parents, namely women, accessing both government and employer paid parental leave schemes to fund time off work with their children. The revelation comes as both the Abbott government’s Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg and…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Feminism News Politics

2015 budget replies: ‘does it advance the equal treatment of women?’

Sarah Iuliano
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The Coalition’s 2015 Budget has been poorly received by various politicians, with both the Labor Party and the Greens admonishing the Abbott Government for insufficient initiative in advancing the status of women. ‘The 2015 Budget has neither the qualities or the priorities of the Australian people,’ Labor leader Bill Shorten said in his budget reply on…
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Monday 19 May 2014
Health Politics

federal budget: can australia afford to be sick?

Cin Peeler
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The federal budget, revealed Tuesday night, held few surprises for the Australian public, but it has caused outrage and debate over many of the Coalition’s proposed policies. A large portion of this heated discussion revolves around healthcare, including the changes to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, cuts to health and hospital funding, and the…
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Monday 19 May 2014
Politics

budget savings at the expense of the poor: australia and overseas

Alice Ridge
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Following the Abbott government’s first budget last week, there has been a lot of analysis of the many cuts that are set to be made to everything from health and education to the Abalone Aquaculture Health Accreditation Workshop (as highlighted by The Guardian’s First Dog on the Moon budget cartoon).  There hasn’t, however, been as much…
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