If Tony Abbott was hoping he could tiptoe across the victory line on September 14 without having to take a definitive stand on abortion, he clearly wasn’t counting on the derring-do of some of his political bedfellows.
First, it was DLP senator John Madigan, who entertains high hopes of being Tony Abbott’s Brian Harradine.
Two weeks ago [...]
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women, to honour the struggles of those who fought to get us where we are today, and to remind ourselves of what we still need to do if we are to achieve equality.
There is still so much unfinished business. Women still do not participate [...]
Video is now available of my speech at TEDxSouthBankWomen, held on the 1st December at the State Library of Queensland.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading [...]
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 [...]