Dorinda Cox becomes first Aboriginal woman to represent WA in federal senate

Yamatji and Noongar woman Dorinda Cox has become the first Aboriginal woman to represent Western Australia in the federal senate. Cox was sworn in to the senate on Monday, after winning the Greens’ preselection to replace retired senator, Rachel Siewert. Cox’s entrance to the parliament takes the number of Indigenous people currently in the federal … Read more

Has lockdown worsened misogyny? This year’s Ernies go to…

2021 has been a hell of a year (to put it mildly) and then, on top of global chaos, we had certain individuals icing the cake with egregious displays of sexism. Tomorrow night, the Annual Ernies Awards will return in full force to celebrate/commiserate the extent some dinosaurs will go to diminish women. In it’s … Read more

New $5000 payment for women fleeing domestic violence

Women fleeing domestic violence will now be eligible for a new, one-off payment of up to $5000 under a two-year trial established by the federal government. Under the new scheme, women will receive up to $1,500 in cash, with the remainder of the amount available for goods and services, direct payments of bonds, school fees … Read more

7th baby on the way? 5 tips to the NSW Premier on managing the juggle

NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet announced the happy news on Facebook last night that he and his wife Helen are expecting their seventh child with a joke about needing another photo frame. “Exciting family news,’’ he wrote. “Our family photo wall is going to need another frame! Helen and I are thrilled to announce we have … Read more

Barnaby Joyce ‘won’t be held hostage’ as world awaits his price

Barnaby Joyce needs more time. And apparently addressing climate change in Australia really is all about him. Emerging from a failed Nationals party room discussion on whether to agree to a net-zero emissions target, Joyce declared that “we won’t be held hostage to what other people wish”, and that the Coalition may never come to … Read more

Kerry Chant’s expertise sidelined by Perrotet’s new ‘economic roadmap’

NSW Chief Health Officer, Kerry Chant was an unsettling no-show at yesterday’s COVID press conference. As new Premier Dominic Perrotet presented a much-altered “roadmap” out of the pandemic, with the emphasis now squarely on economic recovery, it was clear that the new parameters had not been cleared by the CHO. Yesterday afternoon that was confirmed, … Read more