[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 […]

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Catherine Wilson – IPS – Friday, 15 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug) SYDNEY, Aug 13 2014 (IPS) – A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts toward closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional […]

[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 […]

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 […]

An Australian aboriginal child can stand proud – Radio talk with Muriel Bamblett

An Australian aboriginal child can stand proud – Radio talk with Muriel Bamblett

WNN – Radio on Air (WNN) Victoria, AUSTRALIA: “We’re a people without status. We’re not formally recognized within the constitution. And it’s concerning that aboriginal people are scared to say they’re aboriginal,” says Muriel Bamblett, CEO of the CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency in Victoria, Australia, who is herself aboriginal and a […]