House of Representatives Committee into Child Custody Arrangements (2003)

Thank goodness for common sense. The report of the House of Representatives Committee into child custody contains sufficient of this rare commodity to confirm the importance of getting our elected representatives to listen to us. It is just such a...
Wednesday 31 December 2003

Response to ‘Family Income Versus Parenting Time: The Crux of the Total...

I would to draw your attention to a recent paper released by Lucy Sullivan at the Menzies Research Centre titled 'Family Income Versus Parenting Time: The Crux of the Total Fertility Rate Problem'. The paper is a useful contribution to our...
Wednesday 3 December 2003

Excerpt from the 2003 Mitchell Oration to be delivered by John von Doussa, QC (...

Plainly, there is no easy solution. There are millions of hearts to be warmed, and what works for some may have little influence on others. There must be many programs, operating on many levels and operating incrementally so as to touch the greatest...
Sunday 23 November 2003

Human Rights and the War against Terrorism (2003)

"A system of tyranny, the most galling, the most horrible, the most undisguised in all its parts and attributes that has stained the page of history or disgraced the annals of the world." British Prime Minister William Pitt, 10 November 1797, speech...
Saturday 1 November 2003

Joint Custody (2003)

Fathering is back in the news. And for once it is not about conception. It has been discussed in a number of contexts including the Parliamentary Committee considering the feasibility of equal residency for parents after separation and the current...
Thursday 7 August 2003

Research Assistance for Mothers Returning to Work (2003)

In the space of six months two of Australia’s more competitive universities have offered special research grants to female academics returning to work from maternity leave. The University of New South Wales is now offering $10,000 in research funds...
Wednesday 11 June 2003

Future Challenges (2003)

I was delighted when BRW invited me to become a regular contributor; the interests of women are increasingly bound up in the world of work so you and I should find common interests, if not common causes. What is more, the times have never suited...
Wednesday 5 March 2003

Opinion Pieces / Articles

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.

Opinion Pieces Archive

The following opinion pieces have been published by the President and Commissioners. Reproduction of the opinion pieces must include reference to where the opinion piece was originally published.

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