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Australian PM Gillard blasts opposition leader Abbott misogyny and sexism

TweetSpeaking of calling people on their bullshit, this is epic: If you can’t watch the video, Here’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard most salient charge in brief: “I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man, I will not. And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. [...]
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Australia to implement paid paternal leave next year

TweetYesterday, Australian Minister for Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Reform Jenny Macklin made a big announcement: starting in 2013, the Australian government will be providing paid paternal leave so that new fathers can take more time off from work to take care of their kids. The scheme is clearly designed to make it more culturally [...]
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Australia to make the abortion pill easier to get

TweetYesterday, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that RU486, the abortion pill, will soon be more widely available. RU486 has been legal in Australia for six years, but until now very few doctors – about 187 physicians in a country of 22 million people – could import or prescribe it. Thanks to Marie Stopes International, that’s [...]
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Quick hit: Rally held in Sydney to protest police violence against Indigenous community

TweetOver the weekend, Sydney police shot two Indigenous men in an attempt to stop them from stealing a car. One of the men is not a man – he is fourteen years old. The two men are in hospital in a “critical but stable condition.” There’s also video of one of the officers dragging and [...]
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Australian Company Offering Double Pay to Women Who Return to Work

TweetMuch ink has been spilled on this site over the past few months on equal pay, and with good reason. It’s one of the most obvious and tangible manifestations of sexism in society today. We’ve published a guest post on why we can’t wait for fair pay, and a roundup of good reads for Equal [...]
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