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Julia Gillard to talk to Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

On 28 April 2015, the Hon Julia Gillard will be speaking at a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Women's Legal Service Tasmania. The breakfast will be held at Wrest Point, Hobart and hosted by Tori Hodgman.

For more information, including how to book, go to the Women's Legal Service Tasmania's website and select news from the menu.

Bad feminism: contradictions & careers


On Monday night, 9 March 2015, Annabel Crabb hosted a Q&A panel comprising the Hon Julie Bishop, academics and authors Germaine Greer and Roxane Gay, Best & Less CEO Holly Kramer and Youth Without Borders founder and petrol head Yassmin Abdel-Magied. You can download the show or the transcript from the programs menu at  It's worth a look.


Events in ACT

On 10 March 2015 the Women Lawyers Association of the ACT held a mentors breakfast in celebration of International Women's Day. In April, they will be holding an event to further the issues identified in the NARS report.

To keep up with what is happening with women lawyers in the ACT, go to

Radio National Sunday Extra on International Women’s Day

There were a number of very interesting and relevant article on Radio National Sunday Extra on 8 March 2015. These included:

- Background Briefing "Left in Harm's Way" about the cutting of funding to domestic violence services in rural Australia - this link is to an audio download or a transcript:

- an interview with Professor George Williams, Anthony Mason Professor of Law, University of New South Wales about Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians:; and

- an interview with 7 time World Women's Surfing Champion Layne Beachley: (the audio download ends with a snippet from Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop till you get Enough" - always a song to get you dancing through your day)

Perceptions of family friendly policies

AWL has been approached by a Univeristy of Queensland Psychology student who is involved in a study into the perceptions of family friendly policies in the workplace. She would like to consult with women lawyers, and diversity / inclusion managers at law firms (as well as women who work in other male dominated work places) who would be willing to answer or distribute a short survey about the issue.

If you are able to assist, please email Emma at