[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

[Australia] Workplace Gender Equality Agency to send ‘Daughter Water’ to CEOs as part of pay equity campaign

Lauren Wilson – News.com.au – Monday, 29 September 2014 MORE than 3000 chief executives across the country will be sent a bottle of ‘Daughter Water’ as part of a radical campaign to raise awareness about the growing gender pay gap. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has seized on international research which indicates the pay disparity […]

[Australia] The Apology

[Australia] The Apology

Phil Coomes – BBC News – Wednesday, 04 Junes 2014 (originally published 25 May) Photographer Aletheia Casey recently returned to Australia after living abroad for five years and began work on a project looking at the process of reconciliation and apology to indigenous Australians. To mark National Sorry Day in Australia, Casey writes about the […]

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Elle Hardy, Claire Lehmann, Trisha Jha, Paula Matthewson – Guardian – Friday, 18 April 2014 (originally published 13 Apr) Popular feminism is an orthodoxy that despises challenge. “You’re not a feminist?”, I’m asked, as though it means I’m threatening my own independence or advocating domestic violence. It may sound trite, but I choose to identify […]

First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia

First Aboriginal Woman in Senate Won Gold for Australia

Jason Scott – Bloomberg – Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (originally published 19 Mar) It’s Christmas Eve, and a three-year-old girl lies in her grandmother’s arms. It’s not a silent night — Nova Peris is listening to the howl of a tropical cyclone ripping apart her home. “My first memory is of being absolutely terrified,” said […]

Five questions to Amy McQuire: on Australia’s two worlds – one for black & one for white

Five questions to Amy McQuire: on Australia’s two worlds – one for black & one for white

 The Guardian News – Friday December 27, 2013 (originally published 18 Dec) Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, we’re inviting its weekly host to tell us about who they are, what issues they’re passionate about, and what […]

Successful [Australia] women share their wisdom

Successful [Australia] women share their wisdom

Shell Shocked – The Age – Wednesday, 04 September 2013 (originally published 30  Aug ) She’s not that little but her dream is big. Sarah Liu, 27, works in a cosmetics house and runs a small wedding dress business but the impact she’s making is as the founder of Little Girl Big Dream, an organisation […]

Engineers back job share for [Australia] women

Engineers back job share for [Australia] women

Kim Macdonald – West Australian – 22 January 2013 (originally published 17 Jan) The newly-elected president of the WA division of Engineers Australia has called for FIFO-style job sharing on St Georges Terrace to help retain females in the profession. Helen Pedersen said FIFO mine engineers enjoyed the “ultimate job share arrangement” because they performed […]