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Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records

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Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records

- A Perth woman is calling for a female PathWest employee to be "summarily dismissed" after revealing she released confidential medical test results to a man they had both been in a relationship with. The woman, calling herself Suzanne to protect her identity, spoke to 6PR's Gareth Parker on Tuesday and said around eighteen months after the relationship ended, the man confessed that his ex-wife - a PathWest employee - had told him the results of Suzanne's medical tests sent to the state government-run laboratory
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Canberra fashion label Naomi Peris Bridal selected for Milan Fashion Week

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Canberra fashion label Naomi Peris Bridal selected for Milan Fashion Week

- When fashion designer Naomi Hogie received an email out of the blue asking her to showcase at Milan Fashion Week, she figured it was a scam. "I actually read it five times before I reacted, and I was convinced it was spam, or it was some joke someone was playing on me," she said. "I thought it was the sort of thing where a Nigerian prince was trying to get my money
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Police union escalate industrial action over pay dispute

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Police union escalate industrial action over pay dispute

- Police prosecutors have been instructed to not seek court costs from today as police officers ramp up industrial action over a bitter pay dispute. Hundreds of police officers demanding a higher pay rise rallied outside WA Parliament last week. The WA Police Union says its officers want the government to stick to its original 1.5 per cent wage deal, after breaking an election promise and announcing all public servants' pay increases would be capped at $1000 a year
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On the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift was every woman. And that's what's so sad.

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On the stand in her groping case, Taylor Swift was every woman. And that's what's so sad.

- "He had a handful of my ass. I know it was him." Taylor Swift is a pop star, one of music's most savvy businesswomen and a $280 million brand. And yet, she was none of those things in a Denver courtroom on Thursday, where she testified against a man that she says groped her at a 2013 meet-and-greet. Swift was just another woman in a world that requires women to insist - to prove, over and over again - that their experience qualifies as truth
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Rodney Eade says he wouldn't have taken Gold Coast job had he known club's situation

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Rodney Eade says he wouldn't have taken Gold Coast job had he known club's situation

- Sacked Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says he wouldn't have taken the job in late 2014 had he know the true state of the club. Eade was told on Monday night that he would not have his contract renewed for 2018 after another underwhelming campaign. The Suns were 6-13 ahead of Saturday's date with the Brisbane Lions following four and six-win seasons in Eade's first two years at the club
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Why the uber-ripped jeans trend is a hole lot of not OK

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Why the uber-ripped jeans trend is a hole lot of not OK

- Denim trends come and go. Skinny, flared, cropped, Mom, boyfriend, and so on. Given most of us already own too many pairs of jeans, consider this a cautionary note against 1980s- and 1990s-style uber ripped denim. In the past few months, rips in jeans have become totally extra. Go shopping and it's nearly impossible to find a pair of jeans that still has its legs intact
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Clementine Ford: Women's fear of certain public spaces cannot be ignored

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Clementine Ford: Women's fear of certain public spaces cannot be ignored

- Ask any woman about her experiences of public space and you're likely to be met with a visible bristle as she remembers all the times she was subjected to unwanted harassment, abuse or even physical violence. Public space can be dangerous for everybody (and in fact, men's risk of violence is drastically higher in such places than it is in domestic settings), but it tends to be dangerous for women in very specific ways
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Bridget Malcolm: I follow my gut, not trends I don't feel comfortable with

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Bridget Malcolm: I follow my gut, not trends I don't feel comfortable with

- When Bridget Malcolm was spotted by a modelling agency scout on the street at age 14, she put aside her classical music and ballet training for a hugely successful modelling career. Now 25, she has been the face of Seafolly and Polo Ralph Lauren and walked in Victoria's Secret shows. She lives between LA and New York with her American musician husband, Nathaniel Hoho, and recently returned home to shoot David Jones' spring/summer campaign
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Testosterone, rifle found in killer's home after ex-girlfriend's murder, court told

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Testosterone, rifle found in killer's home after ex-girlfriend's murder, court told

- A vial of testosterone and an unlicensed rifle with two boxes of ammunition was found by police in the home of murderer Dane Andrew Pilcher during a search two days after the death of his ex-girlfriend Corinne Henderson, a court has been told during his sentencing hearing. The former soldier was sentenced to life in jail and will serve a minimum of 20 years for the murder of Ms Henderson
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David Jones launch gets raunchy with surprise striptease

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David Jones launch gets raunchy with surprise striptease

- It was billed as the most sophisticated event to be held on the top floor of David Jones' Sydney store since a state banquet for Queen Elizabeth II in 1954. Invoking the spirit of Dior, a table for 330 festooned with flowers was the foundation of an elevated catwalk for Wednesday night's showing of the summer collections. And then things got nasty
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'It doesn't feel the same': Jobe Watson's damaged relationship with footy after drugs saga

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'It doesn't feel the same': Jobe Watson's damaged relationship with footy after drugs saga

- Retiring Essendon champion Jobe Watson will bow out from football at season's end with a level of satisfaction, but in a poignant assessment of his career admitted the drugs saga had taken a toll similar to the breakdown of a relationship. The 217-gamer will play out the season as the Bombers push for a finals spot but the 32-year-old says when he returned to the AFL after a season-long suspension, the game had sped up when it used to be "slow" for him
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Mia Freedman panned over 'tone-deaf' attempt to support marriage equality

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Mia Freedman panned over 'tone-deaf' attempt to support marriage equality

- Mamamia founder Mia Freedman has "unequivocally apologised" to members of the LGBT community, after an attempt to start a hashtag movement for married women to show support for marriage equality backfired. In a post on Tuesday headlined "Straight, married women want marriage equality too," Freedman shared a photo of her sizeable diamond wedding ring and encouraged other married straight women to do the same, along with the hashtag #married4marriageequality
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Australian fashion label under fire for 'highly inappropriate' Ganesha outfit

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Australian fashion label under fire for 'highly inappropriate' Ganesha outfit

- A small Australian fashion label has drawn condemnation from a leading Hindu body after it produced an outfit that featured an image of the religious deity, Ganesha. Melbourne-based Soulan Zee said on Tuesday afternoon it would withdraw the outfit from sale and its website after it received a complaint from the Universal Society of Hinduism. The hot pink outfit included an off-the-shoulder top with flared sleeves and a pair of hotpants, both of which featured a print of Ganesha, whose elephant head makes it one of the most easily recognisable Hindu gods
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Women still account for less than a third of speaking roles in top US films

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Women still account for less than a third of speaking roles in top US films

- Female representation in the film industry has been high on the agenda lately, but the newest data out of the US and Australia shows progress is moving slowly, if at all. Less than a third of speaking characters in the top 100 US films last year were women. Of those top films, only a third depicted a female lead or co-lead
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Artificial intelligence: Men's jobs face higher risk of automation than women, low-paid workers also at risk

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Artificial intelligence: Men's jobs face higher risk of automation than women, low-paid workers also at risk

- Men's jobs are easier to automate than women's jobs, a new analysis shows, and it's partly because women are more likely to work in occupations that need interpersonal, creative and decision-making skills. A report from consultancy company AlphaBeta suggests machines will take over two hours a week of the most repetitive manual tasks by 2030. Let's deal with 'blokes vs robots' first In the chart above, jobs that are easier to automate appear further to the right, and jobs with a higher proportion of male workers appear closer to the top
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Single women face a frightening future of homelessness in Australia

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Single women face a frightening future of homelessness in Australia

- The imminent dismantling of tent city in Sydney's Martin Place has brought sharp focus to the plight of homeless people in Australia. Lanz Priestly, known as the mayor of tent city, is insisting the people currently sleeping in Martin Place cannot just be moved on if there is nowhere for them to go. He makes a strong point, as did the camp set up in Melbourne's Flinders Street last month
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Australian label Soulan Zee forced to withdraw Ganesha outfit after complaints

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Australian label Soulan Zee forced to withdraw Ganesha outfit after complaints

- A small Australian fashion label has drawn condemnation from a leading Hindu body after it produced an outfit that featured an image of the religious deity, Ganesha. Melbourne-based Soulan Zee said on Tuesday afternoon it would withdraw the outfit from sale and its website after it received a complaint from the Universal Society of Hinduism. The hot pink outfit included an off-the-shoulder top with flared sleeves and a pair of hotpants, both of which featured a print of Ganesha, whose elephant head makes it one of the most easily recognisable Hindu gods
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  • Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records
    Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records

    , smh.com.au

    A Perth woman is calling for a female PathWest employee to be "summarily dismissed" after revealing she released confidential medical test results to a man they had both been in a relationship with. The woman, calling herself Suzanne to protect her identity, spoke to 6PR's Gareth Parker on Tuesday and said around eighteen months after the relationship ended, the man confessed that his ex-wife - a PathWest employee - had told him the results of Suzanne's medical tests sent to the state government-run laboratory
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  • Australia, Land of Diversity and Undomesticated Men
    Australia, Land of Diversity and Undomesticated Men

    , nytimes.com

    In fact, Australia has a higher proportion of people born overseas (26 percent) than Canada (22 percent), New Zealand (23 percent) and the United Kingdom (13 percent) — and nearly twice the proportion as in the United States (14 percent). Despite its historic ties to Britain, overseas-born Australians are for the first time more Asian than European, and all together, Australians speak more than 300 languages and
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Women

  • Mia Freedman panned over 'tone-deaf' attempt to support marriage equality
    Mia Freedman panned over 'tone-deaf' attempt to support marriage equality

    , theage.com.au

    Mamamia founder Mia Freedman has "unequivocally apologised" to members of the LGBT community, after an attempt to start a hashtag movement for married women to show support for marriage equality backfired. In a post on Tuesday headlined "Straight, married women want marriage equality too," Freedman shared a photo of her sizeable diamond wedding ring and encouraged other married straight women to do the same, along with the hashtag #married4marriageequality
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Relationships

  • Liam McIntyre: My single mum sparked my creative side
    Liam McIntyre: My single mum sparked my creative side

    , smh.com.au

    My mum, Barbara McIntyre-Conway, raised me mostly on her own. I was born in Adelaide but moved to Melbourne after my parents divorced when I was around two. She and my dad, Lachlan, weren't the right fit for each other. My maternal grandmother, Jillian, lived in the front room of our weatherboard home and she helped raise me while Mum worked
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Careers

  • Artificial intelligence: Men's jobs face higher risk of automation than women, low-paid workers also at risk
    Artificial intelligence: Men's jobs face higher risk of automation than women, low-paid workers also at risk

    , abc.net.au

    Men's jobs are easier to automate than women's jobs, a new analysis shows, and it's partly because women are more likely to work in occupations that need interpersonal, creative and decision-making skills. A report from consultancy company AlphaBeta suggests machines will take over two hours a week of the most repetitive manual tasks by 2030. Let's deal with 'blokes vs robots' first In the chart above, jobs that are easier to automate appear further to the right, and jobs with a higher proportion of male workers appear closer to the top
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Fashion

  • Piece de resistance: why berets are the latest example of fashion's 'wokeness'
    Piece de resistance: why berets are the latest example of fashion's 'wokeness'

    , smh.com.au

    Wearing a beret doesn't make you ooze French chic or wake up with perfectly textured hair any more than the goop I bought from Priceline last week. And yet, fashion magazines are devoting columns of space to the return of the chapeau and its close cousin, while at Splendour in the Grass last month, street style photographer Liz Sunshine captured every colourful angle of festival goers' headwear, which for once didn't arouse a cultural appropriation scandal
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Real Life

  • How I went from 59kg to 77kg – and never looked back
    How I went from 59kg to 77kg – and never looked back

    , smh.com.au

    Like many women nationwide, when the news broke that there was a 78kg contestant on this season of The Biggest Loser, it gave me pause – in no small part because I'm 77kg myself. But rather than wondering whether I, too, should be signing up for the show's next season, I reflected on what I have dubbed my "Inspirational Personal Weight Gain Journey", a title I settled upon because, well, when was the last time you heard one of those? I should note at the outset that I respect and understand anyone's desire to change their body in any way, since I've been there myself (many times)
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Life

  • Power, perils and rites of passage – the history of the female tattoo
    Power, perils and rites of passage – the history of the female tattoo

    , smh.com.au

    Almost a quarter of Australian women now have tattoos - a trend some attribute to the influence of feminism. What I find interesting is that the mainstreaming of female tattooing in the west has finally caught up with a practice that is thousands of years old. Ancient Egyptian female mummies have been found with tattoos. Thracian women were depicted with "sleeve" tattoos on their arms in Greek vases from the 5th century BCE
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