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Liberal and Labor MPs back changes to Australia Day honours system
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Liberal and Labor MPs back changes to Australia Day honours system

There is a sense that the Order of Australia system could better reflect Australian society as a whole.

  • by James Massola

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Order of Australia biased against women, admits Governor-General
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Order of Australia biased against women, admits Governor-General

David Hurley wants to shake up the system to fix biases against Indigenous people and women following news controversial tennis great Margaret Court will be made an AC.

  • by Jacqueline Maley and Nigel Gladstone
Good Weekend Talks: Time of the ten-ager

Good Weekend Talks: Time of the ten-ager

In this episode, author Madonna King will be joined by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland and senior writer Tim Elliott, to discuss how "teen" is overtaking "tween" more rapidly than ever before.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Soccer giving women's game lift it deserves

Soccer giving women's game lift it deserves

Women's sport, already lacking funding compared to men, suffered more because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Melbourne Victory and Western United are investing in new programs.

  • by Anthony Colangelo and Michael Lynch
Census to provide gender non-binary option to better measure diversity

Census to provide gender non-binary option to better measure diversity

A new standard for sex, gender and sexual orientation released by the ABS has been introduced to tackle a data gap on gender and sex diversity.

  • by Jennifer Duke
It's 2021 and we're still promoting Barbie stereotypes
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Opinion

It's 2021 and we're still promoting Barbie stereotypes

I am sorry, dear reader, but I really did try to find some good news for your daughter but it's just not happening.

  • by Wendy Squires
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I feel bad taking my grandson to story time where the characters are all male
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I feel bad taking my grandson to story time where the characters are all male

I start to feel like a pusher, bringing my grandson to this place where the ascendancy of "he" is drip-fed into him.

  • by Kathy Prokhovnik
Feeling like a fraud at work? Three ways to combat ‘Imposter Syndrome’

Feeling like a fraud at work? Three ways to combat ‘Imposter Syndrome’

You might know it: That feeling that we are really just little kids in big offices, and that at any moment our dirty little secret will be found out and we will be fired on the spot.

  • by Chris Taylor
'Stereotype threat': Why women don't make it to the top in the real world of chess
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'Stereotype threat': Why women don't make it to the top in the real world of chess

In the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit a woman becomes No. 1 but in real life female players have struggled.

  • by David Smerdon
Maternity leave redundancies at La Trobe Uni spark human rights 'bias' complaint
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Maternity leave redundancies at La Trobe Uni spark human rights 'bias' complaint

Academics believe "conscious or unconscious bias" against women on maternity leave could be behind a disproportionate number of redundancy offers to mothers.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Why do gender pronouns matter and how do you use them?
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Why do gender pronouns matter and how do you use them?

What pronouns do people use and why? What do grammar hawks say about the singular "they"? And is it rude to ask people if they go by "he" or "she" or "they" - or "ze"?

  • by Sherryn Groch