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No Chicks, No Excuses
We recently ran a piece that mentioned, among other things, the under-representation of women in literary journals. The imbalance is replicated in other areas of public life. Popular comic and public speaker Catherine Deveny has announced an initiative intended to reverse the trend. Dubbed ‘No chicks, no excuses - expert women for every event’, it’s “the brainchild of Leslie Cannold, Jane Caro and Catherine…
Government “Ugly… Beautiful in its Ugliness”
Finally Australia has a government but public debate and language have been through the wringer so much they’re barely recognisable.
Yesterday, Rob Oakeshott milked his 15 minutes of fame in a long announcement that offered the contradiction that Parliament was “going to be ugly, but it’s going to be beautiful in its ugliness!”
In The Drum, Annabel Crabb called it a “drawn-out preamble…
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