Women

Mr Abbott and the Culture Wars I: Marriage equality

Mr Abbott and the Culture Wars I: Marriage equality

The ACT government has introduced legislation into the territory’s Assembly to provide for same sex marriage. Unsurprisingly, when not distracted by plans to Defend Freedom and re-introduce the title of QC, Attorney-General George Brandis QC has been asked by Tony […]

Return of the Repressed! II

The news from the Action Man PM comes thick and fast. Climate Commission abolished, public sector heads sacked, Tony Abbott appointed Minister for the Status of Women (see also a petition here). It must be time for a thread on […]

Electoral systems and gender equity redux

Today’s Age reports that, according to research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women’s representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows. Whatever the […]

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

Marcus Campbell provides some good reading, and a good basis for reflection on White Ribbon Day at The Drum. In the piece, to my mind, this quote from sociologist Dr Michael Flood epitomises the challenge that faces us, and the […]