Hillary Clinton
Nov10

Hillary Clinton

Yes the world has gone into shock and bewilderment about Donald Trump becoming president of the USA however I wanted to share Hillary Clinton’s concession speech. To me it is synonymous with the strength of character women everywhere have that when faced with defeat or loss, we can muster the strength to pick ourselves up and keep going, even at our lowest point. The ways in which we choose to keep fighting and overcome personal...

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Lest We Forget
Nov11

Lest We Forget

For Remembrance Day, we re-share a very personal ANZAC story by Sarah Jones Palmer. My ties to the ANZAC tradition have always been strong largely due to the fact that my great-grandfather, Captain Robert Thompson McMaster served in the First World War in Gallipoli. He was one of seven officers and 73 men from the 10th Light Horse regiment from West Australia who were killed in action at the Nek, in circumstances that were portrayed...

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Top 10 Technical Skills Every High Schooler Must Learn
Nov09

Top 10 Technical Skills Every High Schooler Must Learn

Scoring good grades is essential for high schoolers to get through at colleges. However, developing some technical skills required to land a good job when out of college is important too. People from a wide variety of careers have noted the following technical skills to be an absolute necessary. These are also some of the important skills that top employers look for, in job-seeking candidates. So why not familiarize yourself with...

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Looking for two lucky kids to ride with Santa!
Nov09

Looking for two lucky kids to ride with Santa!

The City of Sydney is looking for two lucky kids to ride in Santa’s sleigh through Sydney CBD and light the Christmas tree at Martin Place! Could it be your little elves? Maybe! Read on: The City of Sydney is inviting kids aged 12 years and under to submit a photo of their best sleigh wave and send it in. Take out the tinsel, grab your Santa hat, take a pic and get into the spirit of Christmas! Simply complete the entry form here and...

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Meet Australia’s most influential woman
Oct17

Meet Australia’s most influential woman

Ann Sherry, former prison social worker who rose to head a major cruise ship line, has been named Australia’s most influential woman. Through senior roles at Westpac, which owns the Bank if Melbourne, she pushed for paid maternity leave and flexible working practices, and created the Jarwun project, to connect skilled corporate volunteers with businesses run by indigenous communities. “Women from all walks of life across...

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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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