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Eva Cox

Writer, feminist and social commentator

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Cracking down on parental leave ‘double dipping’ a classic Liberal bait and switch

October 27, 2016 7 Comments

Remember when Tony Abbott suggested a very generous paid parental leave scheme? That was actually a very good idea.

Too little too late on Newstart, Bill and Albo — you had the evidence to act

Too little too late on Newstart, Bill and Albo — you had the evidence to act

September 23, 2013 12 Comments

Labor leadership contenders Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese had the evidence proving their cuts to Newstart were unfair. Their support for increasing parental support now is cold comfort.

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

Menus and cleavage aside, Eva Cox delivers feminist scorecard

June 21, 2013 9 Comments

Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women -- pay, retirement income, parental leave -- both parties score poorly.

Cox to Gillard: take gender distractions off the menu

Cox to Gillard: take gender distractions off the menu

June 12, 2013 23 Comments

Feminist scholar Eva Cox argues the Women for Gillard campaign is a divisive distraction -- and the Prime Minister's attacks on Tony Abbott over abortion are a "red herring".

Welfare and families: has Labor screwed over the poor?

Welfare and families: has Labor screwed over the poor?

May 15, 2013 6 Comments

The baby bonus is gone and the record of this Labor government robbing from the poor is a profoundly disappointing one. There wasn't much for those struggling in the federal budget.

Let’s acknowledge Abbott’s parental leave plan is better

Let’s acknowledge Abbott’s parental leave plan is better

May 8, 2013 54 Comments

Forget the misplaced rhetoric, Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme is more generous and sends the right message about women in work. This "hardline feminist" is happy to say so.

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

When ‘sisters’ are sent to the back of the room, ask questions

April 26, 2013 13 Comments

Claims that women are being sent to the back of the room at some Islamic events at Melbourne University should be addressed. But other religions also discriminate on gender.

How our super steals from the poor to give to the rich

April 4, 2013 8 Comments

Super tax concessions are rich people's welfare, and those protesting against reform are just protecting their own interests. When will a government have the guts to rein in these subsidies for the wealthy?

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

In defence of anti-abortion protesters’ right to free speech

March 28, 2013 6 Comments

Yes, they can be upsetting and distressing. But anti-abortion protesters have as much right to demonstrate outside a clinic as anyone else -- that's what free speech is.

When did ‘Labor values’ become John Howard’s values?

When did ‘Labor values’ become John Howard’s values?

March 26, 2013 42 Comments

Missing: true Labor values and an acceptance that structural barriers create poverty and disadvantage. It's time for the ALP to stop blaming and short-changing individuals.