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Mike Baird New NSW Premier; Elected Unopposed With Gladys Berejiklian As Deputy

3.30pm – The NSW Liberal Party has elected Mike Baird unopposed as its new leader. Gladys Berejiklian has been elected deputy leader, also unopposed.

Baird

Baird was sworn in as the 44th Premier of NSW at 6.17pm today, replacing Barry O’Farrell, who resigned yesterday after giving misleading evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). [Read more…]


Coming Of Age: The Sex Discrimination Act, Women, Men, Work And Family

Pru Goward, Sex Discrimination CommissionerThe federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pru Goward, says it is time to put paid and unpaid work and family responsibilities in the spotlight.

In an address to the National Press Club in Canberra, Ms Goward said there was a need to closely examine these issues to better understand the pressures facing men and women and the barriers to balancing work and family in Australia today.

The Commissioner used the occasion to launch a new Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission project titled Striking the Balance: Women, Men, Work and Family. [Read more…]