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A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra. 

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Conflict and cooperation between the sexes will be discussed at an unprecedented gathering of economic experts and evolutionary biologists at UNSW next week.

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To conclude that incidents of hazing and sexual harrassment merely indicate the presence of bad men is to misunderstand our highly gendered workplaces, writes Dean Laplonge. 

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Women work from home to take on more childcare duties while men just want to get away from the distractions of the office, according to new research presented today at the Australian Social Policy Conference.

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No party has properly addressed the issue that women's experience of gender-blind systems like education, superannuation and aged-care, are shaped simply by the fact that they are women, writes Helen Hodgson. 

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Sexism, misogyny and deeply personal nasty comments have no place in the parliaments of our nation where a tone of respect and civility ought to prevail, writes Cheryl Kernot.

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Law academic Andrea Durbach has been appointed Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner, a role she describes as a "wonderful opportunity".

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