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    Editor's Note Election Edition G'day Good Sheilas Readers and welcome to our 2013 Federal Election Special Edition! We're past the half-way mark of the campaign and we've already experienced what we've come to not-so-gloriously expect from election campaigns ... Read more →
    Horacek! Horacek-August-candidate (3) Not Just a Pretty Face Sheilas resident cartoonist Judy Horacek has spoiled us this month with another brand new Sheilas original! Read more →
    Polly Ticks The Western Sydney and Qld “Solution” By Sarah Capper During a candidates’ debate (a loose term) in the Seat of Melbourne recently, an impassioned local resident rose during question time (again,… Read more →
    News Holbrook_Julia_Gillard_001 The Gillard Myth: Searching for the ‘She-ro’ Lawyer and Emily’s List National Co-Convenor Tanja Kovac asks us to start thinking about the way various narratives shape our perceptions of leaders. The fact that we are so unused to women in powerful political roles suggests a broader cultural incapacity to characterise women in leadership positions ... Read more →
    News OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Snapshot of 2013 Candidates We are in the midst of a federal election campaign, and to highlight what’s been happening on the hustings, we emailed questions to a number… Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila Margo (centre) with Mary Crooks and Sarah Capper from the Victorian Women's Trust at a Not Happy John! Melbourne event. A Bonza Margo Kingston We speak with journalist and author Margo Kingston, about why after a seven year hiatus, she returned to online journalism during this election year. She’s our ‘August Bonza Sheila’. Read more →
    First Person Ruby's 'Selfie' First Time Voter Ruby Bell! For this edition of ‘First Person’, we asked first time voter Ruby Bell to share with us her thoughts. Ruby lives in the federal Seat… Read more →
    Keeping It Reel keeping it reel Hanging onto Hope This photo was taken at the Equal Love rally for marriage equality in Melbourne on Saturday 18 August, 2013, during the federal election campaign. Read more →
    Culture Club town of love The Girl from Chhukha With author Anne Ostby’s permission, we have included an excerpt from the new book Town of Love, published by Spinifex Press. The novel paints a vivid… Read more →