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#QForLeigh: Brodie Lancaster + Anne Summers Turn the Mic on Leigh Sales

Mon 14 November 2016 Written by Brodie Lancaster. During a screenwriting class at university, someone once told me that a character becomes more likeable the better they are at their job. While I don’t think that’s always true (for starters, female characters who spend a lot of time at work are almost always punished for giving up maternal pursuits in the process), there is something to be said for the impact growing up with a “character” like Leigh Sales on TV has had (and will continue to have) on young girls growing...

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#NotAllMen – How do you succeed in a man’s world?

What does it take to make it in a male dominated industry? Hear the bold, frank and often funny stories from the women who’ve done it. Judith Lucy (Comedian, Writer & Actor), Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Mechanical Engineer & Advocate) , Judy Horacek (Cartoonist), Leena Van Deventer (Game Developer, Writer & Educator) and Dr Toni Meath (Principal & Advocate) will share their stories of breaking the mould in #NotAllMen as part of Breakthrough 2016. Though we’ve made huge gains in gender equality, we know that many industries remain far from equal in their...

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The One and Only Rachel Griffiths is Joining Breakthrough!

Hold onto your hats everyone, the beloved Rachel Griffiths will be appearing at #Breakthrough2016! Rachel Griffiths first captured our hearts in the iconic Muriel’s Wedding, and has gone on to have a prolific career as an actor, and more recently as a director and producer. She is best known internationally for her roles in Six Feet Under (for which she won a Golden Globe) and Brothers and Sisters. Her role in Hilary and Jackie earned her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Recently Griffiths portrayed Julia Gillard in the TV movie Stalking...

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BIG news! Sheilas is on the move.

The Victorian Women's Trust has consistently been a proud supporter of putting women's voices on the public record since we started way back in 1985. Throughout our time as a leading advocate for women, we noticed there seemed to be a lack of media coverage and conversations around issues unique to the lives of women, all around Australia. For us, this wasn't good enough, so we came up with  a solution. We developed a online platform for showcasing women’s voices about these issues and it went by the name of Sheilas....

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Why Hysteria is a Loaded Word | Rosie

In case you missed the controversy over Steve Price’s comments on Q&A last Monday, here is a brief recap: Audience member, Tarang Chawla, addressed the panel with the following: “Sam Newman has courted controversy yet again for defending Eddie McGuire, who “joked” about drowning Caroline Wilson. I work as an Ambassador for Our Watch. Male violence is the leading cause of death and disability for women in Australia. My sister Nikita was [killed] by her partner in January 2015. She was 23. How will politicians and the media play a better role...

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