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Monday 24 October 2022
Health

the role of nurses in intersectional reproductive health outcomes

Charlie Fletcher
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Consistent, quality healthcare is neither a luxury nor a choice. It is a fundamental human right. And yet, around the world, far too many women continue to be denied access to this basic human need. This is particularly true when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. High maternal and infant mortality continue to plague…
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Tuesday 30 August 2022
Arts

meet the winners of the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “sanjida learns to drive” by zarin nuzhat

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Zarin Nuzhat’s story, Sanjida Learns to Drive, won the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Zarin, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, Zarin! Tell us a bit about yourself. Thank you! This has been an amazing opportunity. I was born in Bangladesh…
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Tuesday 30 August 2022
Arts

meet the winners of the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “the reliquary” by claire alcock

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Claire Alcock’s story The Reliquary placed second in the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Claire, plus their award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 2nd in this year’s Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, Claire. Tell us a bit about yourself. Talking about myself always feels a little bit like a dating…
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Tuesday 30 August 2022
Arts

meet the winners of the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “the cleaner” by zeynab gamieldien

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Zeynab Gamieldian’s story, The Cleaner placed third in the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Zeynab, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 3rd in this year’s Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, Zeynab. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a (somewhat reluctant) Sydneysider living on Dharug land, an avid…
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Monday 1 August 2022
Featured

driving while female: how women are claiming space in the automotive world

Charlie Fletcher
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Women have always been made to feel like a spare part in the automotive world. Motoring TV shows like Top Gear are laced with casual misogyny and the last woman to compete in Formula One was Giovanna Amati in 1992. But women are also pressured to steer clear of “boys’ toys” as a career option….
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Tuesday 21 June 2022
Arts

the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Zarin Nuzhat for her story Sanjida Learns to Drive. Sanjida Learns to Drive is a story about the challenges a migrant woman faces when she tries to eke out her identity, freedom, and dreams in a new country,…
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Tuesday 7 June 2022
Arts

the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip team is delighted to announce The Shortlist of the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Smoke – Susanna Freymark Sanjida Learns to Drive – Zarin Nuzhat Snake – Vicky Daddo The Reliquary – Claire Alcock Contrapuntal – Julia Prendergast Just Us – Ruth Niemiec Aftermath – Liz Walkenhorst The Cleaner – Zeynab Gamieldien…
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Sunday 10 April 2022
Books

meet the judges of the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: julie koh

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We’re thrilled to introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author Julie Koh. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? It’s vital. What do…
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Friday 18 March 2022
Arts Books

meet the judges of the 2022 rachel funari prize for fiction: melissa manning

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author and lawyer, Melissa Manning. * First off, congratulations on winning the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction! It’s an incredible achievement. Tell us about your…
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Monday 21 February 2022
Featured

addressing unequal representation in the legal profession and the injustices it perpetuates

Charlie Fletcher
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Around the world, the legal profession has historically been the domain of white, privileged males. Some conservative nations, such as Saudi Arabia, didn’t even allow women to practice law until recently. And in 2015, the Washington Post declared law to be the least diverse profession in the U.S., as a full 88% of the nation’s…
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Wednesday 9 February 2022
Featured

making change, making history, making noise: brittany higgins and grace tame at the national press club

Michelle Arrow, Macquarie University
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As an historian of the Australian women’s movement, the past two years have been extraordinary to witness. Not only are we living through a once-in-a-century pandemic, which has had profoundly gendered effects, we have also experienced a feminist insurgency that has placed the issue of women’s safety, and men’s abuses of power, at the centre…
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Saturday 1 January 2022
Opinion Sexuality

sex-crazed or sexually free: can a feminist wear Playboy?

Caitlin Burns
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For over a year, a pink hooded jumper has sat folded between the neutrals and blacks of my wardrobe, smelling of mothballs and awaiting patiently for me to end its hibernation by ripping off the price tag and caressing it against my skin. It’s not that I dislike the hoodie; in fact, I think it…
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Wednesday 17 November 2021
Featured

are more women working in the gig economy? and why should we care?

Charlie Fletcher
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The gig economy has been widely heralded as the future of work. Proponents celebrate it as a means for workers to escape the tyranny of the traditional workplace and to cultivate a career on their own terms. They cite it as the conduit to freedom and choice for today’s workers. For many, however, the reality…
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Wednesday 15 September 2021
Film

keep calm, stay queer: the 2021 queer screen film fest is here!

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From Thursday 16 September to Sunday 26 September, the 9th Queer Screen Film Fest will showcase documentaries and narrative feature films from 17 different countries in 18 different spoken languages – and you can watch them all from the comfort of your living room. Due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, the festival is,…
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