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Sunday 5 July 2015
News Politics

2015 budget: near miss for women divorcing from abusive partners

Arabella Close
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A proposed increase in the fees for a divorce application has become the first measure of the 2015 Federal budget to be knocked back by the Senate. The change to Federal Court fees would have affected the ability of poorer women and women in abusive relationships to obtain a divorce. The Law Council of Australia…
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Sunday 22 April 2012

lip lit: margaret overton, good in a crisis

Freya Tomren
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Ever since my young sister spent three months in hospital due to complications following brain-surgery, I’ve been fascinated with books about illness and grief, particularly when it comes to memoir.  It’s not that I’m a morbid person. It’s more that since I’m writing about the subject myself, I like to see how others approach it. …
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Sunday 4 March 2012
Culture Featured

Feminist News Round-up 04.03.12

Erin Stewart
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Even More Defence Force Sexism The Australian Defence Force has seemed to appear in this column more weeks than not. Yet another disappointing example of the sexism rife in the Defence Force was brought to light this week. In this case, the ABC has been given access to a private facebook group of over 1000 former and serving members…
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Sunday 7 August 2011

divorce is for lazy people, right?

Kaylia Payne
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My mother and I spoke about divorce the other day. We spoke about how it can be difficult to believe in true love when the divorce rate is getting higher and higher. Even though my mother has been married for twenty years, and I have only six months under my belt, we were both equally…
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