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Issue #1978

Supreme Court lets Texas kill Roe v. Wade and abortion rights

Women banned from accessing abortions before they even know they’re pregnant.

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Issue #2024

Voters in Chile reject new progressive constitution

Supporters of a proposed new constitution for Chile suffered a big defeat in a plebiscite on Sunday, 4th September. The “reject” side captured nearly 8...

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Issue #2045

Sydney marches for International Working Women’s Day

Participants at this year’s rally came from all over to gather on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall despite train network chaos. Women and their...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2095

HALF OF THE SKY

In a landmark victory for the working class, a group of Swiss women, united under the banner of KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz (Senior Women for Climate Protection)...

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Issue #1952

Joan Williams – author, peace activist and fighter for women’s rights

When awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1996, Joan Williams accepted it on behalf of “her unrecognised sisters who serve the community.”

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Issue #2046

IWD SA

In her welcome at Fidel’s, a venue belonging to the Workers’ Club, Sally Mitchell, president of the Port Adelaide Workers’ Club and the Port Adelaide...

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Ruth Russell speaking at the launch. Issue #2073

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom history book launch

South Australia: “AUKUS – Nonsensical and may not even come to fruition!” This authoritative observation, made at the recent WILPF history book launch, was greeted...

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Issue #1977

Women’s amenities should be mandatory across Australian worksites to boost female participation

The Electrical Trades Union is launching a campaign to boost the number of women in male dominated occupational industries, calling for women’s amenities to be mandatory on worksites across Australia.

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2054

HALF THE SKY

Skye Dannaher On Tuesday 11th April, the Western Australian branch of the Australian Nursing Federation was compared to Hitler at an Industrial Relations Commission hearing,...

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Issue #1961

How the budget fails the elderly, women, and children

The Morrison Government’s attempt to show a commitment to women in this Budget ultimately does not reach the women it’s supposed to benefit.

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2050

HALF THE SKY

Many people are struggling to put a roof over their head for an affordable price. Current legislation at both state and federal level allows for...

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Issue #2014

Gender pay gap remains a national shame

Australia’s gender pay gap remains deeply entrenched thanks to a decade of indifference from the previous Liberal government. That’s according to the latest data released...

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Issue #1979

Women’s Safety Summit – a responsibility for all

The National Summit on Women’s Safety was held over two days earlier this month

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Adelaide National School group shot. Issue #2053

Adelaide National School

Comrades from all around Australia gathered at Fidel’s Bar in Adelaide for two and a bit days of camaraderie, music and learning. Sessions included “Collective...

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Issue #2001

Harassed women mineworkers shouldn’t have to choose between justice and their job

Shocking reports of sexual harassment and assault aired on the Nine Network’s 60 Minutes program this week are the tip of the iceberg and would...

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Quill and ink . Issue #2071

LETTERS

Supporting Democracy – sometimes Dear Comrade Editor, I notice in your article about the Guatemala election (‘Victory in Guatemala’), the following sentence: ‘US Secretary of...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2088

HALF THE SKY

Since the events of 7 October the people of the western world have been subject to an unceasing propaganda campaign aimed at getting us to...

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Issue #1961

Pro-business – Anti-worker

Women, aged care, and jobs were to be the focus of the 2021-22 federal budget – or so we were led to believe, prior to its release.

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Issue #1971

Women in Australian politics meet to address “toxic” workplace culture

Earlier in July, a number of female politicians, staffers and academics met to form the basis of a model for the nation’s parliamentary conduct.

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Issue #1976

Breast screening not seen as an essential service

Earlier this month, BreastScreen mammogram appointments across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been postponed as centres have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Issue #2022

(Un)equal pay day: Melbourne

On Monday the 29th August, working women took to the streets of Melbourne to raise awareness and protest against the rising gender pay gap. The...

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Issue #1978

Respect-at-work report only accepted in part by gov’t

When it comes to women’s rights progress, unfortunately, moves at a glacial pace.

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Issue #2047

US maternal death rate highest in developed world

According to a recent report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maternal mortality rose by 40 per cent at the height...

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Issue #2022

Venezuelan film premieres in Perth

On Saturday 13th August 2022 in a joint venture between the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canberra, the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society and...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2097

HALF THE SKY

Anna Pha At the end of April thousands of women and men took part in rallies in 17 locations across Australia. They were calling for...

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Issue #2031

Class war budget

The budget, delivered on 25th October, is set in the context of a looming global recession, ongoing wars, rocketing prices, extreme weather events, famine, and...

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Issue #2042

Put socialism back into IWD

The inspiration for International Women’s Day arose out of the struggle of working-class textile women to form trade unions and for the right to vote...

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Issue #2042

International Women’s Day

Over the past 100 years or more Australian women have made many gains but huge hurdles remain to be overcome. The struggle is far from...

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Issue #2002

Budget 2022-23 – CLASS WAR

The budget announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is a pre-election, last ditch, vote-buying exercise from the Morrison government. Voters struggling with rising prices and falling...

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Issue #2009

Feet on the ground

After nine years of corrupt, anti-people, climate deniers in office, the newly elected Albanese Labor government faces many challenges. Expectations of real change are high,...

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Issue #2078

DINGO

“Violence against women is a national crisis,” says Kate Fitz-Gibbon from Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. “These deaths represent the tip of...

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Issue #2015

Policy-induced violence

At least one child is killed by a parent every month; one woman is murdered every week by a partner or former partner; another hospitalised...

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Issue #2098

DINGO

Paramilitarised Powers to intervene in civilian public order management were given to the Australian Defence Force to be used during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, although...

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Gaza woman feeds her baby. Issue #2097

Water crisis adds to women’s health burden amid war on Gaza

Over 34,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since 7 October, 2023. Among them are over 10,000 women, 6,000 of...

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Issue #1956

Govt to hit Women’s super

Last month, Superannuation Minister Jane Hume (also Minister for Women’s Economic Security [sic]) announced that a draft bill would be released soon for superannuation changes, including new compassionate grounds for early access to super for victims of domestic violence. They would be allowed to apply for up to $10,000 “as an important last resort lifeline.”

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