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The media release the minister should’ve written on the NT Intervention

The media release the minister should’ve written on the NT Intervention

October 19, 2011 17 Comments

Here is a draft alternative media release for Jenny Macklin -- what she should have said as a response to the current consultation rather than harping on about truancy and grog.

Cox: fairness agenda takes a back seat at tax forum

October 6, 2011

This was the tax forum where the fairness agenda was lost, at least from the government side.

Cox: social and gender equity way down on the tax forum agenda

October 3, 2011 3 Comments

It appears social and gender equity will be well down the tax forum agenda.

Women lumped with thin end of retirement wedge

September 20, 2011 1 Comment

The ABS has again produced data that shows women are lagging badly behind men in one of the pillars of our retirement income. This is because our highly subsidised superannuation system is based on pre-retirement earnings.

Cox: broadening the boardroom options

September 9, 2011 11 Comments

One of the failures of feminism has been our inability to change the culture of most workplaces.

Ignoring evidence may explain why the income management gap doesn’t close

August 26, 2011 5 Comments

Today the Productivity Commission releases its latest report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, which shows only 13 of 45 measures showed any improvement and seven went backwards.

Cox: why is equal pay so difficult to achieve?

August 22, 2011 17 Comments

As many women’s groups gear up for the annual unequal payday commiseration, more statistics emerge that suggest the gap may be going backwards, or, at best, is stuck.

Does new evidence from NT women undermine supposed benefits of income management?

August 19, 2011 3 Comments

A new research report, which has sought the views of more than 180 women in the NT, raises questions about income management’s level of support or perceptions of benefit.

Them and us: why we need a fair society

August 12, 2011 10 Comments

Much of the debate over the UK riots has focused on the particulars of today and the recent past. They miss the wider implications of the effect of changes to the public ethos over the past few decades.

Cox: new intervention proposals … same old, same old

June 24, 2011 6 Comments

A new consultation process on more intervention proposals does not please the many critics of the current version’s costly failures.