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Women’s Safety NSW CEO Hayley Foster (Image: Women’s Safety)

‘Paltry, tokenistic’: women left behind in the budget

The government's spending on women amounts to a tiny fraction of the 2020 budget. It's not enough.

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.

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What does ‘self-ID’ mean for the rights of women?

According to 'gender-critical' feminists, the debate around transgender rights has been focused around the gains of the transgender community, and not around the rights and entitlements that women have lost.

Birth rights and the hidden threat of obstetric violence

It might seem counter-intuitive that in an activity experienced only by women, women are nonetheless pushed to the bottom of the power hierarchy and treated so appallingly, but this is the case.

China has detained at least seven women's rights activists in the last few days. This is unacceptable -- and Australia must speak up.

Half the sky: Australia needs to stand up for women’s rights in Asia

China has detained at least seven women's rights activists in the last few days. This is unacceptable -- and Australia must speak up.

Virulent protesters outside abortion clinics around Australia are only part of the violation of women's rights perpetuated by anti-abortion laws, writes <b>Caroline de Costa</b>, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University.

Abortion should be a routine medical procedure, not a crime

Virulent protesters outside abortion clinics around Australia are only part of the violation of women's rights perpetuated by anti-abortion laws, writes Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University.

"Zoe's Law" seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW's upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist <b>Claire Pullen</b> reports.

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

"Zoe's Law" seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW's upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist Claire Pullen reports.

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia -- and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

Rundle: Gough crashed through and crashed — and he made Australia what it will ever be

The conservative fantasy of an entirely free market will never come to pass in Australia -- and we can thank Gough Whitlam for that.

The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser <b>Robert Johnson</b> in Nairobi.

Even al-Qaeda thinks schoolgirl kidnappers Boko Haram too violent

The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.

The recommendation to list "abortion pill" mifepristone on the PBS is a victory for women's rights, but obstacles remain, including the time period it can be used and who can prescribe it. Gynaecological experts <b>Caroline de Costa</b> and <b>Michael Carrette</b> explain.

PBS listing won’t guarantee access to RU486 — here’s why

The recommendation to list "abortion pill" mifepristone on the PBS is a victory for women's rights, but obstacles remain, including the time period it can be used and who can prescribe it. Gynaecological experts Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette explain.

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