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Gina Rushton —

Gina Rushton

Gina Rushton is a journalist and writer who has written for BuzzFeed News, The Saturday Paper, The Australian, Meanjin and The Lifted Brow. She is a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists media excellence award winner and Australian Human Rights Commission media award finalist for her coverage of reproductive rights.

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Maternal death, teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion: the ‘shadow pandemic’ following the outbreak

Reproductive health and abortion providers say they are preparing for a 'shadow pandemic' following a wave of unintended pregnancies during the world's lockdowns.

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The government has improved abortion access during the pandemic. Doctors are fighting to keep it that way

To help women safely access abortion services via telehealth, the government would need only to keep doing what services say it has been for decades: nothing.

NSW victims of crime now have a new obstacle to collecting compensation

Thanks to cost-cutting, victims of crime will essentially take on the work of public servants.

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Employers have a duty to keep staff safe, no matter where they work

A landmark ruling has brought into sharp relief the potential responsibilities of Australian employers to workers experiencing violence.

Julie Davis speaks on behalf of victims outside the Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday, November 21, 2019. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Mesh-injured women win in the courts and Senate yet still wait for compensation

Women injured in vaginal mesh procedures have won a class action against Johnson & Johnson, but as the case drags on to an appeal, they are still waiting for compensation.

Children by Choice co-founder Beryl Holmes on the steps of Queensland Parliament House (Image: Kara Burns/Twitter)

The fight for reproductive rights isn’t over in Australia until there’s equity in access

Abortion may be disappearing from criminal codes across Australia, but a lack of access to providers means the fight is far from over.