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I find it extraordinary how a few isolated cases of male violence on the streets take priority over millions of women who experience violence behind closed doors – criminal assault in the home.

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There’s has been a lot of discussion on the various outcomes of the 2015 budget. Some believe that small businesses are the big winners; whilst others claim it will only be a few of the big retailers who will make money while small business spends merely to bring forward tax rebates on their capital or operational expenditure.

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 If you type the words on this headline into Google you will be bombarded with links, with 'expert sources' telling us that we 'evolve better than men' – apparently women are getting better looking through evolution; while men are staying the same – go figure!

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Never in the past 30 years has the pay gap between men and women in Australia been so great.

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If women were classified as a standalone industry such as manufacturing, we would be the largest contributors to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Australia. Yes, we are the biggest spenders and the biggest contributors to the economy.  In fact, women as a standalone industry are bigger than mining, which comes in at a close second. 

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There are an estimated 3.6 million children under the age of 12 currently in need of some form of childcare in Australia including before and/or after school care, long day care, family day care, occasional care and informal care. 

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From the last Supper, where one woman is alleged to have been included at the table, until today: exclusion and omission. The story remains the same!

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Mateship, according to several English dictionaries, is “a mode of conduct among Australian men that stresses equality, friendship, and solidarity.”

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World Bank data says women are a fail-safe investment, so why can't we access capital in Australia?

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The rules of Chess have apparently changed little since its origins more than sixteen centuries ago. The objective is still the same; one team opposes the other and each aims to eliminate the other's King. Although the King is the main character, so to speak, he is also the weakest piece on the chessboard, able to move only one square at a time and needing protection at all times by the other pieces; essentially he has very little power.  

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As a young journalism student the political influence of Australia's few male media moguls was apparent; that was more than a quarter of a century ago.

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The findings from the first national survey of women business owners and female entrepreneurs have been released and the findings mark a milestone for Australian women; to our understanding this is the first time a survey of this kind has been conducted in Australia about women business owners and female entrepreneurs. 

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I am always surprised by the amount of people that say: I'm shocked when they hear the statistics, and the appalling lack of representation businesswomen have in Australia. 

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An historic event took place in September 2011: the first APEC Womens Economic Summit (WES) where a Declaration was signed to factor women into our economies. 

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