Guns are not toys
Oct06

Guns are not toys

Yesterday morning we woke to read of ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING in the US. At midday, we read President Obama’s praise of Australia’s gun laws. By evening, two people were shot and killed in a Sydney street by a teenager. I won’t pretend to know about gun law but here is my suggestion to help keep guns off our streets: take them out of children’s hands. Sure, we can pat ourselves on the back for Obama’s recognition of our laws but we have...

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Diversity champion recognised
Oct05

Diversity champion recognised

Katrina Rathie is a director of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a mother of three, partner in charge of King & Wood Malleson’s Sydney office and now the Woman Lawyer of the Year. At the Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, Rathie was recognised for her leadership, advocacy and role modelling, done to promote the advancement of women within the legal profession. An Australian with Asian heritage, Rathie works to promote cultural...

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Meet Lucy Turnbull
Sep15

Meet Lucy Turnbull

AS Malcolm Turnbull steps into the role of Australia’s 29th Prime Minister meet the woman who has been by his side for 35 years, his wife Lucy Turnbull. Together the pair are a formidable force, Lucy a powerful figure in her own right. She was only 19 when she met Malcolm, then aged 23, while working for her father in his legal chambers. The pair quickly fell in love and were married in 1980. Lucy, a lawyer, businesswoman, writer and...

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Balancing the Busy
Aug25

Balancing the Busy

BUSYNESS is a modern disease and its main victim is women, according to a healthy food expert. As more females try to multi-task between work and family, the result is an increase in stress-related diseases such as anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance, infertility and more. “Women are usually responsible for preparing meals in the home, nurturing and comforting children when they are sick and guiding their children through...

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Podcast: Long Bay and Eleanor Limprecht
Aug06

Podcast: Long Bay and Eleanor Limprecht

I sat down with Author Eleanor Limprecht on the eve of her latest book release, Long Bay. Long Bay is based on the true story of a young Sydney mother, Rebecca Sinclair, who was an abortionist in early 1900 …and pregnant when sent to prison on the conviction of manslaughter. Eleanor was born and raised in the US, Germany and Pakistan but now lives in Sydney, Australia. Her first novel, What Was Left, came out in 2013 and was...

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Letter to “the Devine”
Jul30

Letter to “the Devine”

A Sydney mother’s on point response to Miranda Devine’s article: Only Adam Goodes can stop crowds from booing’ in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ Miranda. From time to time life offers us as individuals and as nations defining moments. Moments where we can choose to either stand up and name and shame societal ills, or remain silent and thereby be complicit in their continuation. Adam Goodes chose to stand up in one...

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Domestic violence leave: Policy slammed by Dr Kerryn Phelps
Jul28

Domestic violence leave: Policy slammed by Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Labors promise to introduce family violence leave. The high profile Sydney GP has had significant professional experience dealing with domestic violence, as well as the workings of business. She says forcing responsibility for dealing with family violence onto employers is the wrong way to go about it. FORMER AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps has slammed Labor’s promise to introduce paid leave for family...

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Ultimo P&C questions left unanswered
Jul12

Ultimo P&C questions left unanswered

Ultimo Public School questions left unanswered Ultimo Public School P&C members have been left scratching their heads after questions were left unanswered at a meeting on July 1 with Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. The meeting, which took place in the minister’s office, was organised to discuss the future development of Ultimo Public School. The government announced last month that a new school on the Wattle Street site would...

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The Empress… Jessica Rowe
Jul09

The Empress… Jessica Rowe

Empress Jessica Rowe is walking the boards of the State Theatre these school holidays with a bunch of other familiar faces like “Dicko” and Jono Coleman for the production of Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp. Looks like fun. Tickets via Ticket Master   Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPinterestRedditMorePrintLinkedInLike this:Like...

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A miracle house for triplets with muscular dystrophy
Jun29

A miracle house for triplets with muscular dystrophy

The saying is it takes a community to raise a child. So what about raising triplets who each have a rare disability that means they are in wheelchairs and are fast growing out of their house? The Read family of Canowindra, NSW on the block where they plan to build their Miracle House to cater for triplets with muscular dystrophy. Eight years ago Jemimah Read was told she was having triplets, just eight weeks before she was due to give...

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