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Saturday 10 August 2013

in brief: italy moves to curb violence against women

Sarah Iuliano
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The Italian parliament has adopted a draft bill to tackle violence against women, prompted by increasing rates of ‘femicide’ in the country. A number of femicides in the media, namely the murder of 16-year-old Fabiana Luzzi who was stabbed and burned alive in May, and pleas by the United Nations to tackle the issue have…
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Monday 6 May 2013
News Politics

in brief: women play big role in new italian government

Toby Newton
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Seven women have been appointed to the 22-member cabinet of Italy’s new left-right coalition government. Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, whose government was sworn in a week ago, appointed women to the high profile positions at the head of the foreign and justice ministries. Female ministers now also head the ministries of health, agriculture, integration,…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012

film review: to rome with love

Rosie Hunt
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To Rome With Love is a collection of stories set in the beautiful Italian capital, with a brilliant cast and a good dose of Woody Allen humour and storytelling to its name. These stories have no noticeable connections other than their setting, but the city of Rome is captured in such a way that ensures…
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Monday 24 September 2012
Culture Featured

mamma’s boy got the right idea

lip magazine
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Economic instability has done some interesting things to Italy. I noticed this when I spent six months there, travelling and living with whoever would have me. I got a good look inside the homes of real Italians. Something I recognised immediately was the difference between young Australians and young Italians. University students and those in…
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Thursday 6 September 2012

interview: caffe sicilia

Courtney Dawson
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Located in the heart of Crown Street Surry Hills, Caffe Sicilia offers an authentic Italian experience in both its ambience and menu. The setting is remincent of a typical European cafe, complete with outdoor seating overlooking the main street, low-key lighting and chequered floors. It boasts an extensive selection of hand-made pasties (including some delicious…
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