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In 2012-13 there were 339 adoptions in Australia with more than a third of these adoptions from overseas. In 1971-72 there were 9,798 adoptions. That is a decline of..

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Why I Tell People I’m Pregnant Before 12 Weeks

This week, I came across an article titled “No More Isolation: Why More Women are Sharing Pregnancy News During the First Trimester (https://foreverymom.com/family-parent ...

NSW Abortion Campaign Not About Women's Health

A new campaign (https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/sixty-groups-fighting-to-overturn-nsw-s-archaic-abortion-laws-20190501-p51j23.html)to 'decriminalise' and modernise' aborti ...

The Unforgotten Babies

Some passions are born out of life experiences and others just by wanting to make a positive difference in the world. For me it’s both. In my life, I have made bad choice ...

A Feminine Touch In Recent Politics

Something I’ve noticed lately has been the impact of a feminine touch in politics - if I can put it that way. Whether or not I agree with all of their policies, both NSW  ...

Cultural Change Is Everyone’s Challenge

When the term ‘toxic masculinity’ went to air in the controversial Gillette ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0) earlier this year, it prompted yet anot ...

Should Taking Harmful Drugs While Pregnant Be A Crime?

After a horror car crash that killed a young woman heavily pregnant with twins last year in NSW,[i] (#_edn1) an attempt was made to re-enliven debate on ‘Zoe’s Law& ...

To Turn The Tide On Sexual Harassment, We Must Address Our Pornographic Culture

In the documentary Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTClhVvqoR8), released in 2017 by Magic Lantern Pictures (http://magiclanternpictures.o ...

Take The Glamorised ‘Bad Mum’ With A Grain Of Salt

Has anyone else noticed the emergence of the glamorised ‘bad mum’? I first really noticed it with the 2016 film Bad Moms, whose protagonist was an overworked mum wh ...

Labor Believes “Women Deserve Better” When It Comes To Abortion. So Do We.

Last week, Labor announced a new $9.3 million policy (http://www.tanyaplibersek.com/media_release_labor_s_plan_to_support_women_s_reproductive_rights_wednesday_6_march_2019?fbc ...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Progress And Championing Change

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations are set for Friday 8 March and coincidentally Australia’s national theme, ‘More Powerful Together’, echoes  ...
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