Women

The fastest growing demographic for homelessness in Australia is women over the age of 55.

After a lifetime of raising children and contributing to the country’s wealth, women are being hung out to dry by state and federal governments, writes Suzanne James.

While the changes to superannuation have been welcomed by many, workers in the gig economy and women remain at risk of being left behind. Suzanne James reports.

A second pandemic is lurking in the shadows of COVID-19 — the pandemic of femicide and violence against women, writes Markela Panegyres.

Scott Morrison says the government is taking sexual assault seriously, but how can it when it is not going to investigate historical complaints? Sonia Hickey reports.

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre workers walked off the job on July 2 as part of a rolling campaign of protected industrial action for better pay and conditions. Adele Welsh and Sue Bull report.

ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isaac Nellist.

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Jim McIlroy reviews a new anthology of lively interviews with prominent figures in the Australian radical youth scene of the 1960s.

Marcel Cartier talks with leaders from the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has announced that the state government will reform antiquated consent laws to include a model of affirmative consent, reports Pip Hinman.

More than 100 people gathered to demand an end to sexism and for justice for survivors, reports Jim McIlroy.

Trans and gender liberation share a central goal with feminism: we want a world where it doesn’t matter what gender you are, argues Arie Huybregts.

Thousands of people mobilised across England on May 1 against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which activists say will erode the right to protest, writes Susan Price.

The campaign to end period poverty gains momentum in Australia, with state governments starting to provide free sanitary products in schools, Rachel Evans reports

Systemic sexism and harassment at work is made easier because of the material inequalities women face, including the gender pay gap, write Chloe de Silva and Mary Merkenich.

Wherever the forces of destruction attempt to cut down trees, pollute our air and water, and rip away the earth for minerals, women have been leading the resistance, writes Jess Spear.

New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller’s proposal for an app that records consent reveals how willfully ignorant he and government MPs are about the institutionalised nature of sexual assault, writes Isaac Nellist.

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