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Feminism Has Failed

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After generations of effort, women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic labour. Women are under-represented in the senior ranks of politics, business and the professions. Women continue to be denied equal pay for equal work.

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Virginia Hausegger

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Stephen Mayne

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Gay Alcorn

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Monica Dux

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Jennifer Byrne

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Wendy McCarthy

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Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy has been an educator, advocate and commentator in Australian public life and company director for the past forty years. Wendy was a founding member and co-convenor of the Women’s Electoral Lobby in 1972 and is a former CEO of Philips Fox, former Chancellor of Canberra University and... Read more

Monica Dux

Monica Dux is a columnist with the Age, and the author of Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting) (2013), co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the forthcoming anthology Mothermorphosis (April 2015). She can be heard regularly on ABC ... Read more

Stephen Mayne

Stephen Mayne is a Walkley Award winning journalist who for almost 10 years worked as a reporter, business editor, gossip columnist and chief of staff at major Australian newspapers. A former press secretary in Jeff Kennett’s media unit, Stephen turned on his former boss in 1997 by going on Four C... Read more

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television. Having done her cadetship at the Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday programme and spent some 12 years traveling the... Read more

Gay Alcorn

Gay Alcorn began her career in Queensland, and joined The Sunday Age before its launch in 1989. She worked as the Darwin correspondent for four years, and was The Age’s Washington correspondent from 1999-2002, where she covered both the 2000 presidential election and the September 11 terrorist att... Read more

Simon Longstaff

Dr Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre and chairs the Intelligence Squared debates in Sydney and Melbourne. Simon Longstaff spent five years studying and working as a member of Magdalene College, Cambridge, before returning to Australia in mid-1991. Having won scholarshi... Read more

Virginia Haussegger
Virginia Haussegger

Virginia Haussegger is an award winning journalist, author and social commentator. Her outspoken views on women and their place in contemporary society have been widely debated in the Australian media, in public forums, and on talkback radio. Virginia’s seminal article on feminism and childlessnes... Read more

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Melbourne Town Hall

90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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