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Myth of meritocracy casts Australia in a new light

Myth of meritocracy casts Australia in a new light

When it comes to an entrenched class system, Australia can’t hold its head up high on several fronts.

  • by Tim Costello

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‘It will probably get worse’: Gendered abuse and harassment rife in local councils

‘It will probably get worse’: Gendered abuse and harassment rife in local councils

Female councillors say the toxic culture in federal and state politics is replicated in local government.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Not a plea, a demand: let’s make misogyny history

Not a plea, a demand: let’s make misogyny history

Let’s think big enough to forever change our nation and our parliaments, end the violence and sexism and deliver net zero gender inequity by 2030. It’s within our reach.

  • by Julia Gillard
Panic over cancel culture really about the perceived loss of power
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Diversity

Panic over cancel culture really about the perceived loss of power

In the case of those protesting against ‘cancel culture’ , the rejection by the less powerful to perform their assigned roles is the real source of tension.

  • by Nyadol Nyuon
Government reminds bosses of existing onus to stamp out harassment

Government reminds bosses of existing onus to stamp out harassment

Workplace law experts say it’s clear the existing work, health and safety regime isn’t working to adequately protect people from sexual harassment.

  • by Katina Curtis
National women’s summit to address affordable childcare, pay gap

National women’s summit to address affordable childcare, pay gap

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the idea for a national women’s summit was “warmly received”.

  • by Lydia Lynch
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Government’s respect road map still has a way to go
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Sex work

Government’s respect road map still has a way to go

The government’s response to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report on workplace harassment has positive elements but much more needs to be done, starting with the federal budget, to create full gender equity.

  • by Jane Madden and Sally Moyle
‘Ehm’: Gaffe leaving EU President without a chair highlights gender equality issue

‘Ehm’: Gaffe leaving EU President without a chair highlights gender equality issue

The three powerful leaders entered a big room in front of cameras for high level discussions - but there were only two chairs. Many believe it was a deliberate snub by Turkish President Recep Erdogan to the female President of the European Commission.

  • by Samuel Petrequin
‘Could be a significant moment in time’: Push for national women summit

‘Could be a significant moment in time’: Push for national women summit

Queensland’s Premier wants a national summit to set goals to address affordable childcare, sexual harassment in the workplace and gaps in pay and superannuation.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Pandemic’s domestic violence spike has not subsided

Pandemic’s domestic violence spike has not subsided

Domestic violence services are begging women’s safety ministers for a urgent further injection of funding, saying demand that spiked during the pandemic has not subsided.

  • by Katina Curtis
Two men for every woman on staff at country’s largest council, data shows

Two men for every woman on staff at country’s largest council, data shows

About 8600 employees carry out the daily operations of Brisbane City Council, with experts saying new workforce data shows more effort is needed across the sector.

  • by Matt Dennien