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Labor proposes 40% target for women in Australian honours
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Australia Day

Labor proposes 40% target for women in Australian honours

"Women contribute as much as men, and our honours and awards should properly reflect that," said Tanya Plibersek.

  • by Fergus Hunter

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More bands cancel Perth nightclub gig after 'sexist' uniform controversy
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More bands cancel Perth nightclub gig after 'sexist' uniform controversy

Three bands have pulled out of upcoming gigs at the Amplifier Capitol following public backlash over female staff members at the venue being forced to wear revealing uniforms.

  • by Hannah Barry
Let's redress gender imbalance in Australia Day honours
Opinion
Opinion

Let's redress gender imbalance in Australia Day honours

The honours are for all Australian heroes and can be seen as a way to increase the visibility of diversity in our community and stop gendered violence.

  • by Jane Connory
'It's about more than Trump': why the Women's March are marching on
Feminism

'It's about more than Trump': why the Women's March are marching on

Organisers of Women's March events across the country say the event has transcended its origins.

  • by Mary Ward
Each year, the Australian Open reveals a struggle for women in sport
Opinion
Australian Open

Each year, the Australian Open reveals a struggle for women in sport

Tennis is one of the few sports which is likely to be perceived as a sport for any gender, but the women are still not treated the same as the men.

  • by Jane Gilmore
Senior female MPs to come together to encourage women in politics
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Senior female MPs to come together to encourage women in politics

Julie Bishop, Linda Burney and Sarah Hanson-Young will talk about being women in Australian parliament at the All About Women festival in March.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
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Rahaf Al-Qunun, fleeing Saudi Arabia, allowed to stay in Thailand
Saudi Arabia

Rahaf Al-Qunun, fleeing Saudi Arabia, allowed to stay in Thailand

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family over alleged abuse will be allowed to stay in Thailand while her case is evaluated by the UN refugee agency.

  • by Aya Batrawy
Explainer: Why do Saudi women like Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun run away?
Gender equality

Explainer: Why do Saudi women like Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun run away?

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is the latest Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad.

There is hope for equality, you see it in the under 8s soccer team
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Daily Life

There is hope for equality, you see it in the under 8s soccer team

In under 8s soccer, as in under 8s life, gender not an indicator of one’s value or level of skill.

  • by Annabel Stafford
Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message, via website
Saudi Arabia

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message, via website

Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law designed to protect them.

  • by Lin Taylor and Heba Kanso
Fewer women helmed top-earning films in 2018 but the future is brightening

Fewer women helmed top-earning films in 2018 but the future is brightening

But it's not all bad news for women working behind-the-scenes in film and television.

  • by Broede Carmody