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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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Enough lies, it’s time for equality

Our sold out event 'Ideas to Action' with political economist Marilyn Waring and Richard Denniss, had a central take home message: "if Australia’s serious about achieving gender equality we need some of that old 70s fervour back."

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A sHero you need to know

We don’t often pause and reflect on the ground-breaking women who came before us, and we certainly don’t learn about women’s activism in school. Here's one woman you should know.

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Flippancy and Currency  

Being clueless about finances is pretty common. Luckily, there's some simple ways you can take charge of your money and your life.

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Australia’s farming women have not been absent, but unrecognised

Top image: Sallie Jones and cows, Jindivick, Victoria, 23 Nov 2016 Photographer: Catherine Forge Source: Museums Victoria An old riddle goes: a father and son are in an accident, killing the father and sending the son to intensive care. When the doctor comes to see the boy, the doctor says, "oh my god, that’s my son!”. Who is the doctor? Some are quick to suggest that the doctor is the boy’s other father, adoptive father or biological father, before it dawns that the doctor could be the boy’s mother. It is in the same...

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Banking on Women

It's high time we shifted attitudes to women's unpaid work and started recognising the multitude of skills that come with running a household. Thankfully, organisations like WIRE and Bank Australia are looking to the future — and they're banking on women.

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