Politicians continue to shine at the Ernies – the annual awards for sexist comments in Australian public life

My favourite nomination is the Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne claiming the rise in HECS would not disproportionately affect women because “they will not be able to earn the high incomes that, say, dentists or lawyers will earn”.

The biggest source of violence in the world is not war – its violence against women in the home.


"about one woman a week in Australia is killed by her current or former partner – we should be demanding action".

Article by Anne Summers