After WA

The preference deal between the WA Liberals and One Nation was a bad deal, struck for bad reasons. It should come as no surprise that it ended badly, for both parties.

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Beyond Double Dippers

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Helen works in communications and recently completed a postgraduate research project on workplace gender equality. To mark International Women’s Day, she writes how Labor should be #SettingTheAgenda on parental leave.

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Bursting Our Bubble

Emma Maiden writes about what it will take to continue the push for equality for women

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Why a sugar tax won't work

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Women are fighting back

 

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Chloe Smith is a unionist, feminist, student activist and spends her days smashing the patriarchy. Here she writes about the global fightback in a Donald Trump world/

For many women, Donald Trump’s election as president confirmed what a lot of us already knew. It told us that the standards set for women to succeed in public office are set immeasurably higher than they are for men, despite the influx of women politicians and leaders over the previous decades. It told us that the old cry that allegations of sexual assault will ruin a man’s career is a fallacy, as long as that man holds any sort of power or can turn a profit for someone else. And it told us that the women’s movement still has a lot of work to do to achieve our economic, social, and political freedom - and, in fact, that the victory we have fought for is much further away than we may have imagined. 

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