Corporate Australia has well and truly adopted the flexible work model for one cohort of employees: working mothers. It is acceptable - and even expected - that most women will return to work after maternity leave utilising flexible work arrangements. Unfortunately, the same progressive workplaces also...

At the Victorian Womens Lawyers Lesbia Harford address last week, writer Clem Ford argued that “Men with power cannot hold onto it and argue in favour of gender equality at the same time. It doesn’t work like that. The battle for gender equality WILL mean a loss...

"Garma is black and white, all kinds of different political colours, young and old, coming together and forging relationships and taking the message of Garma back into homes and having a chat about it over dinner." Denise Bowden, Garma director Last week, the Yothu Yindi Foundation hosted...

A $52,000 fine, imposed on an employer for denying an employee's request for flexible hours after returning from parental leave and instead making her redundant, has been widely reported today.  And with good reason: employers rarely lose cases brought against them with regards to pregnancy related discrimination. "...

For ten years now, I have targeted my efforts to addressing the oppression of women in our workplaces. And so you'd think that by now, my reactions to discrimination, bullying and harassment, both personal and institutional, would be somewhat desensitised. In reality though, that is far from...

“Stay strong, hold your course, and reach out for help when you need it. If more women take action over this kind of behaviour — which, I should add, is illegal — the less likely employers will be to discriminate. “Talitha, the women of Australia are...