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Thursday 22 October 2015
News Politics World

conservative male journo and malcolm turnbull’s former chief of staff becomes first foreign news reporter to gain access to nauru

Danielle Croci
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Associate editor for The Australian, Chris Kenny, has become the first foreign news reporter in 18 months to be granted a visa by the Nauruan government to visit the island. Since January 2014, any foreign journalist who has wished to visit Nauru must lodge an application and pay a fee of $8,000, which is non-refundable…
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Wednesday 30 September 2015
News Politics

in brief: australia rejects chris brown’s visa application on character grounds

Amy Mckenna
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  Domestic violence offenders entering Australia may have their visas rejected, following Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s new plan to crack down on perpetrators entering the country in the backlash of the Chris Brown controversy. The plans come after Chris Brown’s visa application was formally denied by Dutton on ‘character grounds’, following the singer’s assault conviction in…
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Thursday 24 September 2015
News

leigh sales criticised for being ‘too soft’ on malcolm turnbull

Danielle Croci
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  The host of ABC’s 7:30, Leigh Sales, has been criticised for being ‘too soft’ on Malcolm Turnbull in his first interview on the program as Prime Minister. Some viewers argued that, in Monday night’s interview, Sales allowed Turnbull to ramble on for too long and dodge giving concrete answers to questions of tax and…
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Thursday 17 September 2015
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new UK Labour leader reshuffles shadow cabinet, more women than men for the first time in history

Danielle Croci
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The new leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has announced Labour’s revamped shadow cabinet, which contains no women in the most senior positions but more women than men overall. Corbyn was elected as Labour leader in a landslide victory last Saturday, with widespread support from Labour and union members. However, the party establishment…
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Wednesday 16 September 2015
News Politics

liberal leadership spill: new leader, same old

Cheyne Anderson
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As the schadenfreude dies down, as we run out of ways to Photoshop onions, and as we hear the dying chuckles of Gillard’s laughter, we turn now to our new Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull, sworn in yesterday as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, is now the confident new head of the nation. He brings…
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Sunday 6 September 2015
News World

new york times editorial attacks australia’s ‘stop the boats’ policy

Danielle Croci
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An editorial by The New York Times has attacked the Australian government’s current ‘stop the boats’ policy, in a week where the desperate plight of refugees and asylum seekers has been highlighted in the media. The editorial published in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times pulled no punches, decrying the Abbott government’s policy as…
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Monday 31 August 2015
News

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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Sunday 30 August 2015
News Politics

operation fortitude cancelled amid public outrage

Danielle Croci
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    Operation Fortitude, a controversial plan by the Australian Border Force (ABF) to crack down on people overstaying their visas in Melbourne’s CBD this weekend, was cancelled on Friday afternoon amid public outrage. The Australian Border Force was launched in July of this year, as a merger of the Customs and Border Protection Service,…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
News Politics

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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Friday 14 August 2015
News Politics World

the race for taiwanese leadership: a female president in the midst?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  The 2016 presidential election is looming in Taiwan. With both major parties being led by women, Hung Hsiu-chu and Tsai Ing-wen, the country seemed poised to make history with their first female president. Now, with James Soong joining the race for presidency, this is no longer so certain. A competing factor is the distinct…
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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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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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Thursday 14 May 2015
News Politics

what about women? the 2015 federal budget

Katie Coulthard
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The 2015 Federal Budget is here. Its meaning for each population is shrouded by political jargon, complex statistics and three-word slogans like “have a go”. Following significant discourse, Joe Hockey has detailed who the Australian government determines most worthy of funding. Spoiler alert: it’s not the disadvantaged. Listening to Hockey’s speech, even without a political…
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