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Kim Rubenstein delivers the 53rd National Council of Women of Victoria’s Australia Day Address

Trailblazing Women and the Law project leader, Professor Kim Rubesnstein, was honoured to be invited by the National Council of Women of Victoria to deliver their 53rd Australia Day address on January 23rd 2014. In …


‘A woman of many firsts’: Dame Quentin Bryce and ‘normalising the unusual’.

27 March 2014

Dame Quentin Bryce’s term as the twentieth-fifth  Governor General of  Australia, and the first woman to be appointed to the position,
officially ended on March 26th, 2014. A woman of many firsts, she…

What makes a good (female) leader?

21 March 2014

According to Marina Go ‘female leaders constantly struggle with the paradox of nice versus tough. Is it better to be popular or lead with a steely edge?’ This has been especially true in the …

Law is failing women – Report of the National Attrition and Re-engagment Study released.

21 March 2014

A landmark study by the Law Council of Australia has found that women face significant levels of discrimination, with one of the study’s key figures telling Lawyers Weekly the profession is …


The Australian Women's Register is a rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. It contains 5377 entries with references to 2910 archival resources, 6813 published resources and 880 digital resources. You can use the Register to:


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The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) established the Australian Women's Archive Project (AWAP) in 2000 to build knowledge and recognition of the contribution made by women to Australia.More

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