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Thursday 7 April 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: raif badawi: the voice of freedom—my husband, our story

Donna Lu
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The irony of the West’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia would be laughable, if it weren’t so troubling. When King Abdullah, of the ruling al-Saud family, died in January 2015, tributes gushed forth from world leaders. Prince Charles, David Cameron and Barack Obama, among others, flew to Riyadh to pay their respects to a man…
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Featured Politics

young women and Hillary Clinton: making sense of the generational divide

Danika Kimball
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As the 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination moves forward, Bernie Sanders has proven to be a continuous complication in Hillary Clinton’s otherwise shoe-in nomination. Her victory over Bernie Sanders in this month’s Iowa caucus was slim, and her loss in New Hampshire was profound. The lack of support for Clinton’s campaign from younger generations…
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Featured Opinion Politics World

the feminist vote: clinton vs sanders

Eden Faithfull
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Since the time of Julius Caesar, politics has had the profound ability to polarise the members of a community. Even in our relatively peaceful contemporary era, allegiant political supporters have their back-stabbing daggers at the ready – and for much less than the subjugation of the Roman Republic. In the months leading up to the…
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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
Uncategorised

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
News Politics World

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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