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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Arts news

let’s stand up against funding cuts to the arts

Miranda Geoghegan
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Friday the 13th of May was a bad day for arts organisations in Australia. All over Twitter were bursts of emotion like fireworks – pledges of people subscribing for the first time to the likes of literary journals ‘Meanjin’ or ‘Voiceworks’, in a show of support after announcements of cuts to funding. If you aren’t…
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Monday 19 August 2013
Opinion Politics

why i support the labor government’s tobacco excise

Kaylia Payne
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As I’m sure many of you are aware by now, the Labor government has proposed a tobacco excise – one that will raise the price of tobacco by 12.5% each year for four years. The backlash to this has been full of vitriol (my personal favourite is the one published here that compares the current…
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Saturday 27 July 2013
Featured News

violence against women: vital research to stop repeat offending

Jillian Blacker
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Jill Meagher Kiesha Weippeart Sarah Cafferkey Jordan Anderson-Smith Shandee Blackburn Bailey Constable This is a roll call of tragedy. These women and children had their lives cut short by violence.  All of their stories are different; some knew their killers and some didn’t, some suffered long-term abuse and some were killed during a chance encounter….
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Sunday 13 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 13.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. This column is still finding its feet, so please feel free to give us feedback, as well as any news…
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Wednesday 27 July 2011
Featured Opinion

when maternity leave isn’t enough

Erin Stewart
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Recent reforms and policy decisions related to maternity leave may be to the delight of women throughout Australia, but new research shows that such policies do not overcome the serious wage toll suffered by women who decide to take time off work in order to be the primary carer of a child. Paid parental leave…
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Thursday 27 January 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

The Moral Status of the Sex Industry

Erin Stewart
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In the 1970s, Robin Morgan said that ‘pornography is the theory, rape is the practice’. She was an integral part of the Women Against Pornography association, which had set-up an office in New York City, setting up tours to show interested people, even high school students, the places around the city which exploited the bodies…
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Thursday 10 June 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Parental Leave

Erin Stewart
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Recently, the Rudd government has posed the following parental leave scheme: Working mothers will receive the minimum wage ($544 per week) when they take maternity leave. ‘Working mothers’ are those who work at least one day a week in ten of the thirteen months before birth. There are no provisions for paid paternity leave. Of…
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