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News December 14, 2019
Women campaign to raise Newstart rate
Six women who have experienced the struggle of living on Newstart explain why they have turned to activism.
News August 10, 2019
The bullying of school leadership by parents
Where once school principals were treated with deference and respect, today they are often met with aggression and conflict.
News October 19, 2019
How Australia treats complex trauma
Survivors of domestic violence are being routinely let down by a system that misdiagnoses their trauma, leaving many women and children unsupported and stigmatised.
Opinion June 07, 2019
Flaws in Coalition’s schools funding
“The Coalition won the recent federal election at least in part on its reputation as the better economic manager. It claimed it could be trusted to take care of taxpayer dollars. But does this stand up to scrutiny? Frankly, not when it comes to the way …”
Life February 09, 2019
Sibling sexual abuse
Sexual abuse at the hands of a brother or sister is not as uncommon as society would like to believe. But it is a crime that must be acknowledged – by parents and authorities – in order to help both victims and perpetrators.
Opinion October 27, 2018
Running against Tony Abbott in Warringah
“I keep asking myself what I have done by putting up a tentative hand as a possible independent candidate for the seat currently held by former prime minister Tony Abbott. And, more to the point, why exactly have I done it? Do I really have anything worthwhile …”
Opinion September 29, 2018
Enemies of public schooling
“It is the secular nature of public education that Morrison and his fellow conservative believers don’t like. It’s why conservative prime ministers from John Howard onwards have sneered at the lack of values in public schools. What they really mean …”
Opinion May 12, 2018
Ruining Gonski’s school funding plan
“The LNP have been brazen about their commitment to what they call ‘independent’ schools, including those that charge high and ever-mounting fees. They have claimed their partiality towards these palaces of privilege is ‘part of their …”
Opinion December 23, 2017
Religious school discrimination
“A country that permits and encourages private religious schooling should understand that such schools will expect to discriminate in their student admission and teacher employment practices in favour of those who are members of their faith communities, …”
Opinion September 16, 2017
Women’s entrappings of high office
“In the past few years, almost a quarter of the small number of women who lead nations have either lost office because of charges of corruption or other criminal behaviour, or are fighting such accusations, or have members of their families who have been …”
Opinion June 24, 2017
Gonski’s troublesome twin
“While Birmingham and Turnbull adopted the original funding formula’s idea of an SRS – simply what a school needs to do its job properly – they appear to be using it in a way that risks abandoning the principle of funding schools according to student …”
News February 25, 2017
Gonski funding under threat despite positive outcomes
As the federal government shies away from the full funding of Gonski, the successes of the model are becoming clearer.