The Oscar winner has spent a decade commissioning research to track representation – but a lot still needs to be done
If there’s one place that gender parity could happen overnight, it’s within the worlds depicted on screen.
So says actor Geena Davis, who gave a rousing speech about women in media at the opening session of All About Women at Sydney Opera House on Sunday. “Media can be the cure for the problem it has created,” she said.
When institutions that fulfil a deeply human function – teaching, caring for people at their most vulnerable moments – are forced to behave like businesses, everyone loses
In parts of Australia a quiet tragedy is slowly unfolding. Families already beset by adversity are seeing their last shreds of hope and comfort carefully dismantled. And it’s happening under the shield of one of the country’s most impressive public initiatives.
The tragedy is the privatisation of public disability support care, which is impacting families of the profoundly disabled that have entrusted their relatives to this high-quality care system for decades.
Airlines and their passengers have paid up to $1.6 billion too much for airport access over the past decade due to a textbook example of how not to privatise monopoly assets, the competition regulator says.
Bodies of teenager and man in his 30s, who police say were affected by alcohol, retrieved from lake on Redleap Reserve
A rescuer grabbed a surfboard and paddled on to a Melbourne lake in an attempt to save two men who drowned during a drunken evening swim.
The men – one aged 19 and the other in his 30s – quickly got into trouble in the lake on Redleap Reserve at Mill Park on Sunday night. Witnesses were heard screaming for help, including a man who jumped into the water and began frantically searching for the men.
Australia is clearly focused on chasing as little as it can against India on a difficult Bangalore pitch, with the tourists content with having batted for the entire second day during their first innings.
Australian principles are under attack, starkly illustrated by the recent recommendation by the industrial arbiter to cut the wages of Australia’s lowest-paid workers, writes Ian Verrender.
ANZ, NAB, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac provided three times more for non-renewable than clean energy projects in 2016, says Market Forces
Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels than clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy.
The banks provided a combined $10bn to projects around the world that expanded non-renewable energy, according to finance group Market Forces.
The former head of the NSW casino regulator, Chris Sidoti, warns that Crown’s Australian casino licences should be reviewed if any of its staff under arrest in China are convicted of an offence.
There is an up to 400 per cent variation in the out-of-pocket payments patients make to medical specialists, with the biggest difference of fees in neurology, says a report in the Medical Journal of Australia.
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