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Friday essay: grey-haired and radiant – reimagining ageing for women

Grey haired and radiant

Ageist thought patterns and reactions are so embedded in Australian culture that even educated people, people who otherwise insist on political correctness, will open their mouths and deliver a hurtful, hateful judgement.

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Announcement: Head of School, Social Sciences, Professor Simone Dennis

Appointment of Head of School, Social Sciences.

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Wages and women top Albanese’s IR agenda: the big question is how Labor keeps its promises

Industrial relations issues were front and centre when federal Labor last won office from opposition in 2007. The backlash against John Howard’s “Work Choices” reforms cost both his government and his own seat. Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard’s detailed “Forward with Fairness” policy provided a blueprint for the Fair Work Act that is still in force today.

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Barbara Trapido’s ‘undeniably sexy’ novel of academic bohemia still dazzles at 40

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Barbara Trapido’s debut novel, Brother of the More Famous Jack, is one of those books that seems destined to reach its readers in roundabout ways.

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Could Australia follow Spain by introducing national menstrual leave?

Period pain, especially at work, can be uncomfortable – even crippling – but experts say Australia needs less stigma and more businesses to step up if we want to follow Spain in introducing menstrual leave as government policy.

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Guest Lecture on Japanese Business Etiquette held for Asian Cultures Students

Japanese Business Etiquette

In early May, the Department of Asian Studies invited a guest speaker from Adelaide-based international lean consulting firm, Shinka Management, as part of the Introduction to Asian Cultures undergraduate course.

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Why Morrison’s ‘can-do’ capitalism and conservative masculinity may not be cutting through anymore

Scott Morrison’s election strategy was clear at the end of last year. As borders were opened up and restrictions eased, Morrison argued the Coalition would be winding back the big government measures that were necessary during the pandemic.

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Nicolas Cage is the most fascinating and exciting actor working today

In Nicolas Cage’s latest film, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage plays a character called … Nick Cage. This meta-commentary on fame and celebrity, wrapped around a thriller plot, is full of Cage-inspired “Easter eggs” and knowing nods to the audience.

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Grace and Frankie is the longest running series on Netflix – and a show for women who don’t see themselves on television

Grace and Frankie

When the final 12 episodes of Grace and Frankie were released, the show became the longest running television series on Netflix.

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Paddy Compass Namadbara: for the first time, we can name an artist who created bark paintings in Arnhem Land in the 1910s

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people.

For students of Australian art and art collectors around the globe, Arnhem Land is synonymous with bark painting: sheets of tree bark carefully prepared as a canvas for painting by Aboriginal artists.

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