Category Archives: equity

Take a chance on me

  Nowadays when you ask a kid what they want to be when they grow up, they’re just as likely to say ‘famous’ as they are ‘doctor’, ‘teacher’, ‘ballerina’ or ‘policeman’. But the desire for fame is not just a … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

Of all the phrases that have potential to grate on me I think the one that irritates me the most is ‘retail therapy’. ‘Retail therapy’ encapsulates so many of the problems in society at the moment. Do we really  all think that we can … Continue reading

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Together we can…

Psychologists have referred to the idea of learned helplessness when discussing some cases of poverty around the world. Faced unrelentingly with tremendous hardship many people begin to believe that there is nothing that they can do to change their circumstances. But it … Continue reading

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Public vs Private

In Australia our education system is so extensive that we have choices. There are government run public schools (including comprehensive schools, co-ed and single sex schools, selective schools and other speciality schools for sports or performing arts) and a variety of … Continue reading

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Career progression for part timers – the new equity hurdle

Buried way down on the list of ways in which workplaces can ensure that they are an employer of choice of women is the point “Does your organisation keep statistics on the career progression of staff who have worked periods of … Continue reading

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How much should a pair of undies cost?

So in the last few months I’ve been consciously working to be a more ethical consumer, particularly when it comes to food. This has also caused me to question my own beliefs and concepts about buying other stuff, like clothes. I don’t buy many … Continue reading

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Gender Asbestos

It is amazing that in 2010 women still only make up approx 10% of positions on ASX 200 company boards. Why? Yesterday I went to the PSA Women’s Conference. Elizabeth Broderick, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, gave a presentation and in it … Continue reading

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