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Canberra Now: Canberrans honoured and another ACT Health resignation

Canberra Now: Canberrans honoured and another ACT Health resignation

Plus the latest from cartoon wizard (or wizard cartoonist) David Pope.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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'Our moment in history': Haussegger named ACT Australian of the Year 2019
Gender equality

'Our moment in history': Haussegger named ACT Australian of the Year 2019

The former broadcaster and women's advocate received the honour in Canberra in the company of an all-female line-up of nominees.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Meghan praises New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage
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Meghan Markle

Meghan praises New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage

The Duchess of Sussex congratulated the country on being the first to allow women to vote, noting how that paved the way for others around the world to do the same.

  • by Justine Landis Hanley
Know somewhere that's not gender equitable? Crowd mapping aims to help
Gender equality

Know somewhere that's not gender equitable? Crowd mapping aims to help

Sexist advertising, pram accessibility and limited change room access could be among the issues targeted in a Victoria-first interactive map that will pinpoint gender inequity in two council areas.

  • by Nicole Precel
#MeToo brought down more than 200 powerful men. Women replaced many of them
Gender equality

#MeToo brought down more than 200 powerful men. Women replaced many of them

How the Weinstein case has changed the corridors of power.

Women shun financial advisers in favour of money advice from robots
Financial planners

Women shun financial advisers in favour of money advice from robots

With traditional financial advisers tarred by the royal commission and women empowered by the #metoo movement, female investors are turning to robo-advisers in growing numbers.

  • by Nina Hendy
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Women need an extra $140 a week to retire in comfort. Men just $45
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Gender equality

Women need an extra $140 a week to retire in comfort. Men just $45

A big part of the disengagement many Aussies feel with their super is the uncertainty over how much will ultimately be enough

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'You don't get funding to bring your kid with you'
Science

'You don't get funding to bring your kid with you'

Tenure and a lack of childcare support can keep women out of STEM careers, says Australian NASA researcher.

  • by Mary Ward
'Don't throw the prince out with the patriarchy' on Cinderella
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'Don't throw the prince out with the patriarchy' on Cinderella

Why were the girls waiting to be rescued? Surely Rapunzel had time enough in that tower to work her own way out.

  • by Susannah McFarlane
Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week
Gender equality

Andrew Barr to start to close discrimination loophole next week

It comes after a national debate over the right of religious schools to reject gay teachers and students. 

  • by Katie Burgess
'Discrimination? I don’t think there’s a woman in science who hasn’t faced it'
Gender equality

'Discrimination? I don’t think there’s a woman in science who hasn’t faced it'

According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women.

  • by Eden Boyd