Holding a baby in one hand while finishing a paper with the other or being criticised for returning to work too early — these are common occurrences for new mothers in science and medicine. But the juggle continues, and so does the push for equality.
The too-often deadly consequences of dowry-related abuse in Australia must urgently be tackled with new national laws identifying the "pernicious" cultural practice as a form of domestic violence, the final report of a Senate inquiry recommends.
Over the past three decades, women have steadily climbed the ranks of centre-left parties around the world, while stalling in the centre-right parties. In Australia, when Liberals discuss the problem, one name keeps coming up.
The former Liberal MP says she is not prepared to get into a slanging match about who was responsible for alleged bullying and intimidation within the party during the leadership turmoil which toppled Malcolm Turnbull as leader.
Shahad's father beat her constantly but when she complained to her mother, he beat them both. She says her only option was to risk her life and escape Saudi Arabia.
Witnesses and activists say Australian Border Force officers are targeting Saudi Arabian women whom they suspect will apply for asylum and blocking them from entering the country when they arrive at Australian airports.
I'd been interviewing trolls for three years before I started writing my book. I thought I knew what I was walking into, but I had no idea, writes Ginger Gorman.
A female rebellion is building in Australian politics, with women no longer toeing party lines and waiting for male leaders to bestow "merit" so they can run for office. Tellingly, they're also making choices that reflect their priorities — as women, writes Patricia Karvelas.