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Event Bookings Closing Soon | Meet the CEO

Event Bookings Closing Soon | Meet the CEO

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"Getting media exposure can prove to be a huge boost for your business. But with so many others also doing what you do, why would a journalist choose to speak to you, and not...

Vital conversations: older women have their say about the challenges of life in a...

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The ways in which older women maintain meaningful social connections are many and varied – in this case, they do volunteer work for a greyhound adoption service. Joe Castro/AAP Who decides what matters in the...

Fleeing family violence to another country and taking your child is not ‘abduction’, but...

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The Hague Convention on child abduction was drafted to deal with fathers abducting their children across borders after losing custody, but it’s applied mainly to mothers fleeing domestic violence.  Fiona (not her real name) came to...

Understanding Your Underwear – Why There’s More to it Than You Might Think

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We wear underwear everyday, so it is important that the underwear we choose is comfortable, cost-effective and good for our skin. Many studies have been conducted over the years that demonstrate the impact that...
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Women seeking asylum for family violence don’t have an easy time getting it

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Women fleeing asylum face unique obstacles.  THAI IMMIGRATION BUREAU HANDOUT/EPA Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s story has travelled around the world this week, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s repressive treatment of women and that not only those who seek...
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Generation Share: why more older Australians are living in share houses

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Tight finances are the main reason more older Australians, especially women, are living in share houses. belushi/Shutterstock An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on...
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Groping, grinding, grabbing: new research on nightclubs finds men do it often but know...

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Young Australians use nightclubs as a place to relax and perhaps meet a new sexual partner. Many regard some physical contact during the mating ritual as off limits – but still put...
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After a deadly month for domestic violence, the message doesn’t appear to be getting...

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Australia has launched countless domestic violence campaigns over the years. So, why haven’t they shifted public attitudes on the problem? Joe Castro/AAP On average, at least one woman is killed every week at the hands of a...
Where Australian States Are Up To In Decriminalising Abortion

Where Australian states are up to in decriminalising abortion

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Campaigns continue to have abortion decriminalised across Australia. Peter Rae/AAP Abortion is common, safe, and the only criminalised listed medical procedure in Australia due to an archaic, flawed piece of legislation inherited from Victorian England. Despite campaigns to decriminalise abortion,...
‘just A Piece Of Meat’: How Homeless Women Have Little Choice But To Use Sex For Survival

‘Just a piece of meat’: how homeless women have little choice but to use...

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Homeless women are particularly vulnerable to gendered violence. from shutterstock.com Women comprise 42% of Australia’s homeless population. Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence, homelessness can expose them to further gendered violence. Research shows homeless...