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Over the past decade I’ve had four kids. With each addition, I’ve become more and more aware of the issues facing women (particularly regarding balancing paid work and caring roles) in Australia and thus with each one, I’ve become more … Continue reading
Childcare: It’s a vexed issue. Do you? Don’t you? And if you manage to get beyond the initial loaded question of whether to put your kids in care then there’s a whole barrage of other issues waiting for you. With … Continue reading
Apparently the male breadwinner is alive and kicking in Australia. This comes as no surprise. The latest statistics show that women make up just 35% of the full time work force in Australia but women comprise the majority (70%) of … Continue reading
Publicly available literature about sex and pregnancy discrimination in NSW promotes a glossy picture. It is illegal: end of problem. The ADB fact sheet states that sex discrimination is against the law: in employment — when you apply for a … Continue reading
Lately there seems to have been a renewed focus on the need for greater representation of women on boards, and into management and beyond. This is great. Many of the ‘solutions’ offered, though, are all about outsourcing. Outsourcing is an … Continue reading
I went to the doctor’s today. For the past 2-3 months I’ve been having problems with severe dry mouth, and most recently, dry eyes and a lack of tears. I’d been back and forward to the doctor a few times, … Continue reading