During the northern summer of 1988, Hazel Hawke accompanied her husband Bob, who was prime minister of Australia, on an official visit to the United States.
While they were visiting New York, Sandra Yates and I held a lunch in Hazel’s honour. Sandra and I were running Fairfax’s embryonic magazine division in the US – she [...]
If Tony Abbott is serious about wanting to boost women’s workforce participation, there are more effective and less expensive ways to accomplish this than via his paid parental leave scheme, which has been forecast to cost $5 billion a year by the Parliamentary Budget Office.
”Paid parental leave is an important economic reform, very important economic [...]
What would I do? I ask myself each time I hear about another racist rant on a train or a bus somewhere in our country. Would I stand by complicitly or, as more and more people seem to be doing, would I take on the ranter?
A few weeks ago, when a woman was abused on [...]