Editor's Note The September Edition G’Day and Phoar – what a ‘heavy’ month this September Edition provides, with some heavy topics canvassed. In our features section, we publish Jane Touzeau… Read More → Horacek! JHoracek-patriarchy-rules Not Asking For It Our resident cartoonist Judy Horacek provides Sheilas readers with this ‘classic’ cartoon of hers – which is particularly timely given the Vichealth release of its… Read More → Polly Ticks VWT-Sarah_sml1 Time to be Alert … And a little bit Alarmed? Last week Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the Government was raising Australia’s ‘terror alert’ status to ‘high’. While technically this means a terrorist attack on Australian soil is now regarded as “likely”, the PM was quick to clarify that “this does not mean that a terror attack is imminent. We have no specific intelligence of particular plots.” Fast forward one week as Australians woke to the news of police raids on houses in Sydney and Brisbane ... Read More → News Philomena Norma’s Project NORMA’S PROJECT: Researching the sexual assault of older women in Australia **Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Content** Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes… Read More → A Bonza Sheila chelscg1 Up There Ca-Chelsea For many, September means footy finals time – so for this September Bonza Sheila it’s a perfect way to highlight just one of the many… Read More → Culture Club Karen-Pickering-Publicity-Image-162x162 Reflections of GOFF Last weekend, regular Sheilas’ Culture Club columnist (now that’s a mouthful!) Karen Pickering organised the first ever ‘Girls on Film Festival’, held at the Northcote… Read More → Keeping It Reel mariesign Signing for Climate Action Award winning writer Marie Munkara signing the Monster Climate Change Petition in Palmerston, Northern Territory. Marie won the David Unaipon Award in 2009, as well… Read More → News Jane Victoria, Once was a Garden? The Victorian Government has a moratorium on coal seam gas mining until mid-next year – conveniently scheduled after the election takes place at the end… Read More → News Disclaimer We aim to publish a variety of views on important social issues. Please note, the views published on Sheilas are the author’s and not necessarily… Read More →