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2016 Keynotes & More:

Dr. Marilyn Waring: Counting for the Future

Dr. Marilyn Waring: Counting for the Future

Dr. Marilyn Waring is bold thinker, unfailingly on the money (pun intended) when it comes to equal pay for equal work and barriers to wellbeing.

Marilyn Waring
Watch Dr. Richard Denniss unpack the three big lies holding women back

Watch Dr. Richard Denniss unpack the three big lies holding women back

“I want to tell you a story of lies and deception. It’s not Game of Thrones; it’s the Australian policy process. So basically I want to spell out what I think are the three big lies that are used to not cover up, but silence, they’re different. The three big lies that are used to silence our public debate when it comes to issues of gender inequality in Australia, and one big truth.”

Richard Denniss
Watch: Tanya Plibersek's Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

Watch: Tanya Plibersek's Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

“We cannot take progress for granted. We have to keep prosecuting the case, that democracy is better and stronger when it is more representative. There is no more important a time to have a greater number of women in leadership positions, because the laws that women have fought for can be unwritten. So women need to stand their ground, and we need to do it in a way that brings more people in.”

Tanya Plibersek
Dr. Clare Wright: Making Waves, Making History

Dr. Clare Wright: Making Waves, Making History

“How can we know what we are capable of accomplishing, enduring, resisting, overcoming, if we don’t understand how women before us have negotiated their lives? This is another great Australian silence. A silence that perpetuates the myth of exclusive male agency and male potency, and by implication, presumed historical absence from the places and events of nation building, also provides the rationale for male privilege and male entitlement today. Just because you didn’t learn about it in schools, doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen.”

Dr. Clare Wright

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