Tag Archives: australia

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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Supporting marriage equality, one lick at a time

TweetIf life is like a box of chocolates, then marriage is like a… truck of ice cream. Australian marriage equality advocate, writer and blogger Adrian Fernand is trying to get to people’s hearts and minds, through their stomachs. He’s driving around Australia in an Ice Cream Truck of Love, handing out free ice cream and raising [...]
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Marriage equality proponents oppress anti-gay politician by interrupting his dinner

TweetTony Abbott, the conservative leader of the Australia’s opposition party, was having dinner on Sunday night in Melbourne when he was interrupted by a group of gay rights activists. Abbott, who said just yesterday that he wants a “non-discriminatory society” in which gays and lesbians are not allowed to get married, was not pleased to [...]
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Prime Ministering while female

TweetSo, Australia’s Foreign Minister resigned yesterday. He resigned at 1am yesterday at a hastily-convened press conference in Washington, DC, in the middle of a trip. A little background, for those of you who aren’t Australian. Australia’s until-recently Foreign Minister is a man by the name of Kevin Rudd. In 2007, the Australian Labor Party swept [...]
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Update: Australian Labor Party votes to add marriage equality to its platform

Tweet“Surely Australia has reached a point where we can value relationships by markers such a respect, commitment and love.” That’s Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong, who is openly gay, in her remarks to the Australian Labor Party conference this past weekend. Last week I posted a video that was made by the Australian political action [...]
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