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Saturday 14 September 2013
Arts Fashion Opinion opinion Politics

Campaigns and Couture: The political power of fashion

Isabelle Hellyer
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From Parliament to Prada or Capitol Hill to Couture, it seems like fashion couldn’t seem further away from politics. But we mustn’t forget how easily fashion can change public perception of an individual, something that is utterly crucial in the political landscape. Some would argue that the image a leader projects is more influential than…
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Monday 12 August 2013
Featured Politics

joining the franchise: women and the vote

Claire Jansen
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  This is probably History 101 for most people but it doesn’t hurt to look at where we’ve come from next to where we are now. Women in Australia have been able to vote since about the turn of the 20th century, and to stand for election to parliament since the end of the first…
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Friday 27 April 2012

film review: the lady

Natalie Salvo
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Earlier this year cinemagoers were treated to a look at life in Maggie’s farm in The Iron Lady.  Now it is time for an intimate portrait of The Steel Orchid. The Lady tells the story of the Burmese-English political activist, human rights advocate and political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. Known to her supporters as Daw or The Lady,…
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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Featured Opinion

media round up: sexism and our politics

Emma Koehn

You may have noticed that Julia Gillard is of the female persuasion. Perhaps you’ve also seen that her government has received a fair chunk of disgruntlement from the Australian people lately. Leaving the ‘faceless men’  and leadership worries aside, is there actually sexism hiding within the walloping that Ms. Gillard has received? How do we…
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Thursday 29 December 2011

film review: the iron lady

Natalie Salvo
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London calling. A British film about a king, dominated the box office over the Christmas holidays last year. This time it seems like that crown will be bestowed upon Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, a woman that truly lived up to her nickname, “The Iron Lady”. Meryl Streep stars in this biopic about…
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Wednesday 9 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

Getting women to the top

Rebecca Howden

In a lot of ways, we’re incredibly lucky. We’ve grown up in a time when it feels perfectly reasonable to believe, as young women, that the world is our oyster. We don’t have the same restrictions as previous generations of women did. We can have all the same high-powered jobs as men can; we know…
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Wednesday 8 October 2008

Palin and Pauline: what have they got in common?

Victoria Nugent
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Last night, in my miscellaneous musings, I had an idea which may strike many of you as odd. It is: Sarah Palin is America’s equivalent of Pauline Hanson.  That probably sounds strange but stay with me here, okay?  I’ve found that regarding Sarah Palin, I’m more than a little apprehensive of coming out and saying…
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