March 5, 2023
Go hug yourself? IWD cause lost in mindless mush
Brace yourself for a barrage of silly slogans and cutesy cupcakes. International Women’s Day is on the way and as...
February 24, 2023
The Woman President: Book Review
The Woman President: Leadership, Law and Legacy for Women Based on Experiences from South and Southeast Asia Ramona Vijayarasa Oxford University Press
February 17, 2023
Trolls are vile, but DFAT should never have posted this video
Let’s get this out of the way first. The one-minute video of Australia’s new Ambassador for Gender Equality, Stephanie Copus...
October 2, 2022
Here’s what you need to know about Mahsa Amini and the protests in Iran and around the world
If you can’t hear the echo of women’s anger leaking out of Iran right now, or feel the rumble of...
August 15, 2022
As Afghan mothers sell their daughters, Australia stands limply by
What is a 13-year-old daughter worth? For Khorsheed, a desperate Afghan mother, the meagre sum of $US670 seemed sadly acceptable....
July 5, 2022
‘Violence begets violence’: The brewing rage stirring in women gathers force
What does a woman do with a mallet? A friend of mine has just made one. It’s large, wooden and...
June 19, 2022
The women reshaping our nation: Australian Women Changemakers
“It’s important to remember that this happened by accident”. Chanel Contos stares into space, as she tries to explain what...
May 5, 2022
Election 2022: A campaign adventure story, ‘democracy of the boys, by the boys, for the boys’
In the first week, it was odd. By the second week, irritating. But by the third week of this uninspiring...
February 17, 2022
Afghanistan’s people can’t be forgotten
Around the time Fred Smith took a selfie standing at the “arse end of a C-130” bound for Kabul, just...
July 15, 2021
What to do when Parliament’s gaslights start to dim?
A tweet doing the rounds last weekend noted its almost fifty years since a touring Frank Sinatra touched off an...
March 14, 2021
March 4 Justice taps into the power of recent acts of courage as well as a deep and ancient anger
There is extraordinary power in the emotions surfacing in women around Australia right now. The power of this moment is...
October 10, 2019
Women in Parliament: A global perspective on Australia’s lazy lateness
When Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney stepped over the threshold into Parliament House in 1943 they were late. Not by...
January 25, 2017
Gladys Berejiklian: why not having children may work to her advantage
Let’s be frank. Gladys Berejiklian’s singledom and childlessness is an advantage. That’s an unfortunate fact and an uncomfortable admission. But true. Parents know it. Women know it.
January 17, 2017
Virginia on the art of communication planning and targeting your audience
Virginia Haussegger AM is an award-winning journalist and communications specialist, with over 25 years’ experience in news media. She recently transitioned to a new role at IGPA, the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, where she is an Adjunct Professor.