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How Australia stacks up on Women’s rights

How Australia stacks up on Women’s rights

Inspiring Women

As the lucky country, Australia has a pretty interesting history when it comes to women’s rights. In some instances we’ve led the way, pioneering improved gender equality and providing women a voice.

In other areas, we lag behind, and even as we speak, we are actually going backwards.

So how does Australia stack up when it come to women’s rights and where on that report card is there room for improvement?

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2020 hindsight – a big year in review

2020 hindsight – a big year in review

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Ahh 2020, we started it with such lofty ambitions as a year that had such a nice ring to it really. But then a pesky little pandemic hit, the world ground to a halt and every aspect of our lifestyle was impacted.

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How to make New Year’s resolutions stick

How to make New Year’s resolutions stick

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All right, roll on 2021 – a year which hopefully delivers a few less surprises than the one that came before it.

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How one word changed human rights for women

How one word changed human rights for women

Inspiring Women

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world…

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Most Aussies are financially fitter for Covid

Most Aussies are financially fitter for Covid

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It was the pandemic that many feared would ruin Australia financially, but according to a recent survey two in three Australians have more money in their hip pocket at the end of 2020.

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The first but not the last

The first but not the last

Inspiring Women

The US will soon make history, welcoming in its first female vice president, but the woman who will take up the second highest position of political office is more than familiar with shattering the glass ceiling.

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Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Motherhood

I’m not quite sure when exactly the conversation with friends shifted from milestones and baby moments to ACAT assessments and the prospect of our parents moving in, but I do know the distance between the two major life moments was relatively short.

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How’s your super looking?

How’s your super looking?

Money Matters

Sure, it’s been a busy year, but have you by chance checked your superannuation balance recently?

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So, what’s the go with Halloween?

So, what’s the go with Halloween?

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Right about now I’m about to channel my grandmother and possibly yours as well, but…“back in my day” October 31 was just another ordinary day on the calendar.

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Would you say something?

Would you say something?

Relationships

Rule one of general social etiquette: engage brain before mouth. Most of us can recall countless times we wish we’d heeded that tried and tested advice, but what about the times we should have spoken up but didn’t?

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Beauty & Colour

Beauty & Colour

Style & Beauty

I am a mother of colour. Of Asian descent. I have a seven-year-old daughter. She is often a mermaid, sometimes a princess, and yet again, a mother to her teddy bear.

I love watching her grow up, it fills my heart with pride. I am no different than other mamas, watching her dress-up, run around like a whirlwind, read her favourite books and sometimes scream at the top of her lungs.

Yet, when she was little, just about to join her pre-school class, she came home one day in rather low spirits. Presumably, from a discussion with her friends at class, she acquired the impression that she was different from the others and that being brown is not beautiful. I was heartbroken.

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Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Career

Whether it’s a sign of creativity or a response to balancing child-raising and the workforce, Australia is currently among the world leaders when it comes to the proportion of women who are entrepreneurs.

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Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

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You couldn’t have written a more dramatic plot twist really.  Just 33 days before the US Presidential election the leader of the free world contracts the very virus he once predicted would simply disappear and described as no worse than the flu - a virus that has killed over 210,000 Americans.

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