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Political class, like aristocrats, have no respect for the rules
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Political class, like aristocrats, have no respect for the rules

Politicians and their lackeys typically have negligible life experience outside the political system and thus no respect for the ethical guardrails the rest of us live by.

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Eradicate abuse by giving women power and respect
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Eradicate abuse by giving women power and respect

Power is the key to eradicating the abuse of women; it is impossible to bring about change in any other way.

Quotas just the first step towards Libs’ rehabilitation
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Quotas just the first step towards Libs’ rehabilitation

Fast-tracking affirmative action for Liberal candidates and staff is the only chance Scott Morrison has to curb the poisonous culture which has infected the party and his government.

Chronicle of misogynistic abuse shames our nation
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Chronicle of misogynistic abuse shames our nation

The Herald’s decision to publish hundreds of first-person accounts of sexual abuse and harassment as experienced by Australian women has given some scale to the problem.

Each perpetrator is somebody’s son
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Each perpetrator is somebody’s son

Jacqueline Maley raises an interesting hypothetical about how would we react if it was our son who carried out a sexual assault.

PM, are you listening? Here are our stories. Hear us roar
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PM, are you listening? Here are our stories. Hear us roar

The Prime Minister said he was listening, so we asked women to tell us their stories. And they have - in the hundreds. It’s over to you now, PM.

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Damming the floods won’t stop them from occuring
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Damming the floods won’t stop them from occuring

Warragamba Dam isn’t the culprit in the latest flooding events around Sydney, and raising the dam wall won’t provide the solution.

Newly enlightened PM remains still in the dark on policy
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Newly enlightened PM remains still in the dark on policy

Yes Prime Minister, you have listened and can now recite a checklist of concerns to the media. But hearing is not understanding and you still don’t get it.

The PM says he’s listening, so it’s time to tell your stories
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The PM says he’s listening, so it’s time to tell your stories

We’re inviting women readers to add their stories to a special edition of Herald letters, in the hope they will be part of historic change.

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The science is clear so get used to extreme weather
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The science is clear so get used to extreme weather

For a considerable period now the incidence and impact of extreme weather events has been ratcheting up

Want to mitigate the risk? Don’t build on floodplains
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Want to mitigate the risk? Don’t build on floodplains

No one can stop the rain but much of the flooding in Sydney’s west is a consequence of bad planning, not bad luck.