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A Switch In Time

A national publication calling on the reclamation of respect to Australia’s democracy and untangling the sexist and gendered attacks on Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

In September 2012, the Victorian Women’s Trust published A Switch in Time: Restoring Respect to Australian Politics to provide a commentary that assists women and men across the country to articulate their concerns about the negative currents affecting our political discourse. This document gives people the tools and resolve to challenge and re-direct these discussions for the better.

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A Switch In Time is our call to action for gender equity, our interest in strengthening our democracy and our commitment to care for the earth. Feel free to distribute far and wide through your networks, friends and families. We welcome your feedback and ideas. Email:

Due to popular demand, we have now exhausted the print run of 13,000 hard copies.


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