Human Rights

The gender pay gap: more than an historical anomaly

Today is Equal Pay Day. And it is not just a random choice that it falls, this year, on 4 September. Today is 65 days from the start of the…

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Violence against women: a personal, social and economic issue that can’t be ignored

Violence against women is not just a personal problem although too often it is a private one. It impacts individuals, families, friends and workplaces.

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My family…two boys with two girls

I had the opportunity this weekend to attend a parents’ symposium at my daughter’s school.  The event allowed me to immerse myself into the valuable insights and learnings from experienced…

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Out cold in Sydney

For the last two years I have owned a dog. Not so remarkable – but having a furry companion has changed the way I understand and experience my neighbourhood. Dogs…

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Fair Trade – not aid

While Fair Trade has its advocates and sceptics, its aim is generating and producing positive impacts and benefits for producers in the developing and developed world.

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The key to staying positive: look backwards to look forwards

When I started thinking about writing this article, all of a sudden I felt very tired. The more I learn about Indigenous affairs in our country, the more I realise…

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The two percenters

On December 10, International Human Rights Day, few Australians will focus attention on the persecution of left-handed people. Such persecution still exists, but not in mainstream Australian society. This is…

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