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There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks over women’s financial security, with one of the biggest news pieces of the month being the…
Our belief in the mother-child bond is so elemental, so taken-for-granted, it’s hard to imagine a more monstrous female figure, culturally speaking, than the mother…
How many of you go out for window shopping but end up spending a lot because you just had to have that dress or bag?…
Traditionally, fathers were breadwinners and disciplinarians. Fathers taught their sons how to play football and encouraged their children to “buy a block of land”. I’ve…

Five things every guilty parent needs to know

13 Aug 2015 By John Pickering and Margaret Crane
It’s the guilty secret many parents are reluctant to admit aloud: no matter how much you love your kids, being a parent can make you…
Compassion is the sympathetic and active alleviation of suffering in others. At the other end of the spectrum is malevolence and cruelty, intentionally causing others…
Personal tax deadline is 31 October Thousands of Australians delay the inevitable by waiting to the last minute to file their personal tax return. Perhaps…
The author is known to Women’s Agenda but wishes to remain anonymous for this post I've lost all sense of time. Initially I expected to…
General practitioners have an important role to play in alleviating women’s anxiety about their genital appearance and can help stop the rise in women going…
Change in life can feel uplifting, surreal, and sometimes so large and daunting that it can be difficult to see anything beyond it. Being surrounded…
Many have tried, just as many have failed. The pursuit of having it all is one of life’s great efforts. But the reality is that…
While the Age Pension qualification age may rise to 70 years by the year 2035, women have less chance than men of working beyond the…
Breaking into the housing market is as tough as it’s ever been. But the last thing first time buyers should do is panic and rush…
Sorry, but it's highly likely you are a crap parent. It's true. It most likely started during your pregnancy but in the interests of time…
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