Ed’s Note April

29 / 04 / 2016

This month for Sheilas we have new contributor for Sheilas, Jan Fran from SBS2 show ‘The Feed’ on why Australia should look to Sweden and beyond when it comes to parental leave.

We also welcome back Grace Mountford and applaud her article on why the closing of Manus Island gives us an opportunity to have a national conversation about the way we treat people seeking asylum. Be sure to check out Horacek’s cartoon this month which really nails this issue home.

Our Bonza of the month is Carmel Hurst OAM, an extraordinary Australian woman who has spent close to the past twenty years building the Homeshare Program in Victoria assisting women.

Jessamy Gleeson is our Culture Club contributor deconstructing why ‘women-only’ train carriages continues to be a contentious issue, and the ugly possibilities that can rear from what people may see as a ‘quick-fix.’

And last but not least! Sheilas welcomes Nicole Hayes on her latest creation, The Outer Sanctum Podcast – a place for football stories and passionate footy voices we don’t usually get to hear.  Brought to you by women who watch the Brownlow for the votes, not the red carpet.

PLUS! Thank you to our delightful friends at UWA Publishing, we’re giving away the book ‘Ink In Veins – The Troubled Life of Aileen Palmer’ by Sylvia Martin. Scroll down to find out how you can win!!!

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