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Entertainment

Feminist Play Starring All Women Of Color Is Challenging Australia’s Dominant White Narrative

Feminist Play Starring All Women Of Color Is Challenging Australia’s Dominant White Narrative

We’re getting some serious girl squad envy reading up about this feminist play from down under. ‘Hot Brown Honey’ is an Australian production from the Black Honey Company, founded by […]

Politics

Oxfam Engaging Indigenous Australian Women In Policy-Making Process With National Forum

Oxfam Engaging Indigenous Australian Women In Policy-Making Process With National Forum

When more women have a seat at the decision-making table, change happens. That is precisely the goal of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk forum – to create change, led by Indigenous […]

Politics

Australia’s First Female Muslim MP, Anne Aly, Gives Powerful Feminist Speech In Parliament

Australia’s First Female Muslim MP, Anne Aly, Gives Powerful Feminist Speech In Parliament

When we look at global politics right now, it is easy to get disheartened about the uprising of hatred, fear, racism and strong sentiments that seek to divide people based […]

Working Women

Judge Susan Kiefel Becomes The First Female Chief Justice Of The Australian High Court

Judge Susan Kiefel Becomes The First Female Chief Justice Of The Australian High Court

Get ready Australia, justice has a new name AND gender! Judge Susan Kiefel was appointed as the first female Chief Justice of the High Court, the highest judicial level in […]

Sports

Women’s AFL League Set To Kick Off In Australia In 2017 But Will It Address The Pay Gap?

Women’s AFL League Set To Kick Off In Australia In 2017 But Will It Address The Pay Gap?

AFL fans in Australia, get ready because the 2017 season is going to be its biggest yet. Starting in February, the AFL is launching its first Women’s League which will […]

Causes

Australia’s Leading Science Agency, CSIRO, Launches Inaugural Indigenous STEM Awards

Australia’s Leading Science Agency, CSIRO, Launches Inaugural Indigenous STEM Awards

Australia’s largest science agency, CSIRO, has launched a wonderful initiative to engage Indigenous communities in STEM fields. The inaugural Indigenous STEM Awards winners will be announced in early December, and […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Australia’s 1st Female Aboriginal MP’s Historic Speech & ‘The Eagle Huntress’ Trailer

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Australia’s 1st Female Aboriginal MP’s Historic Speech & ‘The Eagle Huntress’ Trailer

YAS QUEENS! It’s that time of the week, where we end on a feminist high with another installment of our Feminist Friday series! In this edition, we are serving up […]

Sports

“Rethink Role Models” Campaign Gives Australia’s Biggest Female Sporting Heroes The Kudos They Deserve

“Rethink Role Models” Campaign Gives Australia’s Biggest Female Sporting Heroes The Kudos They Deserve

Close your eyes and think of a world famous athlete. Who comes to mind? Soccer player Pele? Tennis great Andre Agassi? Or perhaps Super Bowl-winning footballer Peyton Manning? If a […]

Entertainment

Major Australian Film Organization Screen NSW Announces A 50/50 Gender Equality Initiative

Major Australian Film Organization Screen NSW Announces A 50/50 Gender Equality Initiative

It seems Hollywood isn’t the only film industry struggling with a gender problem, where studies show women are at a disadvantage in a huge way both behind the scenes in […]

Working Women

Australian High School Introduces A Groundbreaking Feminist Curriculum Called ‘Fightback’

Australian High School Introduces A Groundbreaking Feminist Curriculum Called ‘Fightback’

Not too long ago we conducted an interview with British filmmaker Leslee Udwin about her powerful and gut-wrenching documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ based around the horrific gang rape of a young […]

Causes

Australia Just Launched A $100 Million Initiative To Tackle Domestic Violence

Australia Just Launched A $100 Million Initiative To Tackle Domestic Violence

Above is a picture of new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who has risen to the seat of Prime Minister after a recent leadership spill which saw him take over […]

Working Women

Australian ‘Code Like A Girl’ Program Created To Foster Community & Inspire Next Gen. Female Coders

Australian ‘Code Like A Girl’ Program Created To Foster Community & Inspire Next Gen. Female Coders

There is a global movement to engage women in the field of computer science. Major tech companies such as Google are recognizing the need for more female computer programmers, engineers […]

Politics

Peta Credlin, Aust. PM’s Chief Of Staff, Boldly Makes A Speech About Sexism In Politics

Peta Credlin, Aust. PM’s Chief Of Staff, Boldly Makes A Speech About Sexism In Politics

You know there’s a gender problem in politics when men are criticized for their policies, and women are slammed for their outfits. Yes, it’s 2015 and we STILL have this […]

Politics

Australia’s 1st Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard Talks Leadership, Sexism & Hillary Clinton

Australia’s 1st Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard Talks Leadership, Sexism & Hillary Clinton

In 2012, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who also happened to be the country’s first female top leader, made a rousing speech directed at the opposition leader Tony Abbott […]

Entertainment

Aussie Feminist Film Festival Aims To Break Down Stigma Surrounding Feminism

Aussie Feminist Film Festival Aims To Break Down Stigma Surrounding Feminism

Feminism has had a bit of a shakeup globally. The ‘Women Against Feminism’ Tumblr page which caused a lot of controversy seemed for a second to give the movement a […]