October 27, 2016 7
Remember when Tony Abbott suggested a very generous paid parental leave scheme? That was actually a very good idea.
September 23, 2013 12
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.
June 21, 2013 9
Forget all the nonsense about sexist menus and cleavage. On what actually matters for women -- pay, retirement income, parental leave -- both parties score poorly.
June 12, 2013 23
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".
May 15, 2013 6
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.
May 8, 2013 54
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.
April 26, 2013 13
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.
April 4, 2013 8
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?
March 28, 2013 6
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.
March 26, 2013 42
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.