Give PM Julia Gillard credit where credit is due

By Mary Crooks Executive director Victorian Women’s Trust 5 July, 2013 Full and half page advertisements were taken out today in mainstream print media publications (The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, the Herald Sun, 1/2 page in The Australian) by the Victorian Women’s Trust to put on record the achievements of the Gillard Government in the face of unprecedented opposition. The VWT, a Melbourne-based 28 year-old philanthropic feminist organisation, has taken this significant step to put on the record what many women and men have witnessed over the last few years – watching in horror how the minority government’s achievements were delegitimised while Australia’s first female Prime Minister – who […]

Speculating Poll Dating

Margo’s note: Sarah Capper edits the Victorian Women’s Trust feminist monthly Sheilas. She’s an old friend who has kindly let AFHP publish her first column in 2013. Each month she interviews a bonza sheila and this time it’s Ita (registration for Sheilas is free). I love Sarah’s writing, this time on timing the election, and hope you do too. By Sarah Capper Source: Sheilas February 14, 2013 If you google ‘election date speculation’ or ‘election timing’ and any of the last federal election year dates (eg. 2010, 2007), you get millions of results. So much so, that in the lead up to a federal poll (or state for that matter, where there […]