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Friday 6 November 2015
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feminist news round-up 6.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Jessica Mauboy backed out of singing national anthem due to panic attack Australian singer Jessica Mauboy has broken her silence on why she backed out of singing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday at the last minute. She revealed that she had panic attack moments before the performance as a result of…
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Thursday 29 October 2015
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feminist news round-up 29.10.15

Danielle Croci
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pregnant refugee Abyan to return to Australian for ‘medical advice’ It has been confirmed by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton that the pregnant Somali refugee known as Abyan will return to Australia to receive medical advice. Earlier this month, Abyan was flown to Australia for an abortion, alleging that she had been raped on the island…
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Wednesday 28 October 2015
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feminist news round-up 28.10.15

Cheyne Anderson
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US woman disrupts anti-planned parenthood protest with ‘yeast infection’ chant A lone protestor has disrupted an anti-Planned Parenthood demonstration in the US by chanting YEAST INFECTION at them. The 29 year old saw the protestors from her nearby workplace and decided to speak out against them, telling the media she supports Planned Parenthood because they…
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Thursday 8 October 2015
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gender equality advocates concerned about delay in appointing new sex discrimination commissioner

Danielle Croci
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    Advocates for gender equality have voiced concerns about the delay in appointing a new Sex Discrimination Commissioner, after Elizabeth Broderick left the position early in September. In recent weeks, new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been vocal about the need to put gender equality back on the national agenda, particularly with the rise…
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
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scale investors are working to increase female entrepreneurs in Australia

Amy Mckenna
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    An investment group known as Scale Investors are working to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Australia. The group, set up in 2013, already has 59 female members, and say they are planning to encourage more women to become investors in order to tackle the male-driven world that is the investment community….
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Saturday 19 September 2015
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news round-up 19.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Bridget Conway interviews playwright Laura Jackson and artist Antony Makhlouf, and reviews the non-fiction book Not Just Black and White: a conversation between a mother and a daughter. Loani Arman receives a letter from her period. Cheyne Anderson discusses the the Liberal leadership spill. Could chastity save the 21st century?…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
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elizabeth broderick fights cuts to the paid parental leave scheme

Amy Mckenna
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  Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has warned that the proposed cuts to paid parental leave could further increase the gender pay gap. Broderick, who fought for the paid parental leave scheme at the beginning of her career, told press last Wednesday that in order for Australian women to make progress, a strong paid parental…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
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news round-up 6.9.15

Kaylia Payne
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On Lip this week Jessica Oliver interviews Melbourne-based photographer Elly Freer A poem a day keeps the doctor away: Bridget Conway reveals how poetry has helped her to live with a mental illness Loani Arman teaches us how to make a pad out of toilet paper Clara Borg discusses female masturbation Australia’s ‘stop the boats’…
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Monday 31 August 2015
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news round-up 31.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Annabelle Regan discusses the benefits of weightlifting I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention: Nicola Bryant on sexism in co-ed gyms Marie Davis reviews the film Stalkher  Operation Fortitude cancelled amid public outrage  Amy Mckenna talks about ‘female viagra’: is it really a win for women?    And much, much…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
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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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Sunday 16 August 2015
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news round-up 16.8.15

Kaylia Payne
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  On Lip this week Danielle Croci discusses the new VicHealth initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in sports Jessica Oliver reviews Of Mice and Men, A Sport for Jove Theatre Company production Loani Arman talks about breaking up with tampons in the first instalment of her hilarious new series for Lip New research finds that the…
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Sunday 9 August 2015
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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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Wednesday 5 August 2015
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gender pay gap at a twenty year high, with women expected to struggle in retirement

Amy Mckenna
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With the latest claims being that a whopping $1 million may be required for a comfortable retirement, experts warn that women will have to work harder than their male counterparts to ensure a sufficient superannuation, with the latest statistics showing that there is still a disturbingly large gap between the earnings of men and women…
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Wednesday 29 July 2015
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julia gillard slams abbott during a recent photo opp event

Amy Mckenna
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    A bold Julia Gillard made an unapologetic stab at the current prime minister, when she stated that Abbott’s good ideas are such a rarity that they should be written down. ‘Tony Abbott had a good idea, so we should write down the date,’ she said to an amused audience at a Photo Opp…
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