Opinion Pieces - Delay in same-sex fairness is wrong (2008)

The Coalition’s decision to send the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws – Superannuation) Bill 2008 - solely devoted to ending discrimination against same sex couples in superannuation laws - to a Senate Inquiry, is...
Friday 20 June 2008

Small business needs to think big about paid maternity leave (2008)

Most small businesses operate in a tight financial environment where solvency can be a day-to-day proposition, so it’s no surprise national workplace reforms cause concern.
Wednesday 18 June 2008

Racial equality re-examined (2008)

Australia is one of the most diverse nations on earth. Australians speak some 364 languages, of which 170 are Indigenous languages. Between 1996 and 1998, 52% of marriages in Australia were ‘mixed’ in the sense that they involved people from...
Monday 28 April 2008

Opinion Pieces - Protecting Australians' rights (2008)

The new century has thrown up enormous challenges, as well as breathtaking opportunities to us all. One such challenge is the protection of human rights.
Monday 28 April 2008

A question of human rights (2008)

As the Government points out on its Australia 2020 Summit website, the new century has thrown up enormous challenges, as well as breathtaking opportunities to us all.
Thursday 17 April 2008

Opinion Pieces - Overcoming the native title gridlock (2008)

In 1992, Eddie Mabo’s name became known across Australia. Sadly, as is far too common in native title proceedings, it was after his death that the High Court realised Eddie Mabo’s vision. The Court recognised Indigenous Australians’ fundamental...
Friday 11 April 2008

Time to adjust the work-life balance (2008)

That report provides more evidence of what many people around the country have been saying for years -- that trying to balance paid work and family responsibilities in knowledge businesses is hard. Incredibly hard.
Friday 11 April 2008

Opinion Pieces - Maternity scheme is overdue (2008)

IT IS NOT that often that the Australian Industry Group, the ACTU and the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner agree on something, but we all support the need for a national, government-funded scheme of paid maternity leave.
Tuesday 8 April 2008

Opinion - Time to induce paid maternity leave (2008)

Given that paid maternity leave has been on the public policy agenda for over three decades, the struggle for a universal paid maternity leave scheme can only be described as a protracted labour.
Thursday 28 February 2008

Profession should be re-engineered to help women reach the top (2008)

Twenty years ago, I spent many an hour debating how we might change the face of the profession and open up careers for women on an equal basis with men.  Many believed that the sheer force of numbers of women would lead to more equal leadership...
Friday 8 February 2008