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Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Catholic Church calls for greater religious protections

Good morning, early birds. The Catholic Church and other religious groups are calling for protections in proposed religious freedom laws, and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt is criticised for ignoring the need for a voice to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Gender equality alone won’t prevent violence against women

Gender equality alone won’t prevent violence against women

The government's plan to reduce violence against women rests largely on promoting gender equality. But is that really enough?

Setka saga puts social policy mess front and centre

Setka saga puts social policy mess front and centre

"Violence" has become an endlessly expanding term. The result is more surveillance, not less violence.

How do you solve a problem like toxic masculinity?

How do you solve a problem like toxic masculinity?

Australian women are still facing an epidemic of violence, but the conversation about it has notably shifted to "men's behaviour".

Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

Good morning, early birds. Victorian Police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, and Scott Morrison's newly announced frontbench includes a number a historical firsts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Fiji’s PM challenges ScoMo on climate change

Fiji’s PM challenges ScoMo on climate change

Good morning, early birds. Fiji's PM gives his Australian counterpart something to think about on climate change. Plus, mourners plan a vigil for murdered woman Aiia Maasarwe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

For women, 2018 was a year of long-awaited wins and lingering losses

For women, 2018 was a year of long-awaited wins and lingering losses

This has been a year of great progress, and legislative change reflects this. Yet, still, Australia is in a national emergency.

Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

Rundle: the left will never win a ‘zero tolerance’ competition against the right

Rundle: the left will never win a ‘zero tolerance’ competition against the right

The Australian right's "law and order" rhetoric combined with the left's oversimplification and focus on state power are combining to bear down on black and Indigenous communities.

Why are we not talking about domestic violence when we talk about Tanja Ebert’s disappearance?

Why are we not talking about domestic violence when we talk about Tanja Ebert’s disappearance?

It seems increasingly likely that Tanja Ebert was murdered by her husband Michael Burdon, who then took his own life. However, instead of framing this as a most extreme act of domestic violence it has been portrayed more like a preordained romantic tragedy, writes Elke Wakefield.