Women

September 20, 2013

Women leaders in Federal Parliament

I am really disappointed at the absence of women in Cabinet positions in the new Liberal Government in Canberra.  My disappointment is because I am tired of having to justify […]
October 4, 2013

Banning Mini-Miss Beauty Pageants – Right or Wrong?

France’s Upper House of Parliament, the Senate, recently made a very interesting decision to ban ‘Mini-Miss’ beauty pageants as part of its gender equality bill.  The argument presented was concerned […]
January 22, 2014

The grief that knows no limits

I listened to a story on the radio yesterday about a woman who was searching for her baby who had died at birth and had been buried without trace. An […]
January 26, 2014

Speaking of transparency and accountability

I continue to be alarmed and concerned at the lack of information that our Governments deems appropriate for us as its citizens, to be given over its treatment, in our […]
April 1, 2014

How Discriminatory are the Awards and Honours We Give Ourselves?

The debate about Tony Abbott’s decision to reintroduce a new class of awards into the Honours list has evoked much humour and some of the best quotes of the week […]
December 28, 2017

Women and Justice in Leadership

I have been reflecting on the extraordinary and unexpectedly comprehensive understanding that has emerged from the universally shared experience of women from around the world following on from a third Leadership […]
December 19, 2020

The Voices of Women in Advent

Legend suggests Mary was not the first person to be asked to be the God-bearer, but rather she was the first person to say ‘yes’.  We are reminded in this […]