Video is now available of my speech at TEDxSouthBankWomen, held on the 1st December at the State Library of Queensland.
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In the early 1980s when I headed the Office of the Status of Women during the Hawke government I used to travel the country giving speeches about how women were faring. One of the positive trends I liked to identify was the significant increase in women’s earnings in relation to men’s.
Sure, women still earned only [...]
A new prize to honour women’s writing (similar to the Orange Prize in the UK) is being founded by a group of young women writers. They asked me to speak at the launch of the prize, in Melbourne in early September. Stella of course refers to Stella Miles Franklin, the writer whose bequest has enabled [...]