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Tax time looms: 10 ways to boost your refund

Finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon gives her top tips for tax time.

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Unpacking the Big Conversations

Brodie Lancaster explains the importance of tackling tough topics in the classroom.

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Not much is ‘humanitarian’ about our humanitarian policy

Emmanuela looks at Australia's poor track record when it comes to providing safe haven for those who need it most.

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Lee's memoir reveals sexism in the Australian judicial system

Bri Lee: “When I suggest the justice system is sexist, people get uncomfortable. I think it’s absurd to think it wouldn’t be.” Image: Paul Harris

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Surprise, Surprise

Through a chance find, Rosemary is given the rare opportunity to revisit her wedding day in 1971. In this previously unseen footage, Rosemary is greeted with the image of herself as a young woman, full of potential, and a rush of memories, both good and troubling.

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Let’s put an end to ‘manels’

Esther is a feminist with a to-do list. At the top of her agenda is putting an end to all-male panels ('manels', if you will) ensuring events, festival line-ups, and more, actually reflect the diversity of our community.

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Saving the planet: women are the answer

Wanna save the planet? Educate women and girls. Simple.

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Zelda’s work as a progressive woman will continue to live on

"I hope it’s neither too cute nor impertinent to say that Zelda was my elder. Not in a familial sense, of course, and not just on the obvious score, in that she was older than me. I mean in a spiritual sense. Zelda was a leader, an authority figure, and I looked up to her, from a reverent distance." Dr. Clare Wright gave this speech at Zelda D'Aprano's Memorial on the 23rd March 2018.

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Ride or die

When women support other women, powerful things happen. But when the line between friendship and work relationship becomes blurred, it's time for a reset. Lucille Cutting, co-creator of The Pin, understands this all too well.

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Teaching girls about money is a Super idea!

If you’re a woman in your 20s and 30s, Jan Fran reckons you should be thinking about your money because it’ll pay off down the track.

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Brand New Sub-fund Built Across Generations

Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential.

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Zelda D'Aprano was a feminist trailblazer

Zelda D'Aprano was known for her decades of activism for the rights of women. She chained herself to the Commonwealth building in 1969 to protest pay inequality, refused to pay the full tram fare (because women were not paid a full wage) and spoke out against injustice. Here she is in conversation with VWT Board Member Leena van Deventer in 2017.

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What makes me a woman?

'I dare you to understand what makes me a woman.'

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Feminists Resolutions That Will Last

Clem Bastow is scrapping New Year's resolutions in favour something far more lasting: feminist resolutions.

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The Mother Load

Is the question of economic security for women – waged and unwaged – simply too vexed for our nation to handle?

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Dear Patriarchy: Watch Out. Yours sincerely, Women of 2018.

I’m calling it early; 2018 is the year of the woman. Only days in and we’ve already seen a tremendous display of solidarity, bravery, strength...

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