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Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"She [Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman in the Australian House of Representatives] also sought to inspire young indigenous people: 'If I can stand in this place, so can they – never let anyone tell you, you are limited by anything'"(para 7)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

The photograph shows Linda Burney's [the first indigenous woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives] twitter posts about beginning her term (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, has given her maiden speech highlighting her opposition to planned changes in the Racial Discrimination Act and sending a message of hope"(para 1)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Australia
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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In a separate case in Melbourne last month, Mohammad Shakir, 34, pleaded guilty to entering a marriage with a 14-year-old bride" (para 16).
Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Allegations of forced marriages have increased more than 600 percent since it was criminalised in 2013. Australian Federal Police figures show there were 69 claims of forced marriage in Australia in 2015/16 - compared to 33 in 2014/15 and 11 in the previous pariod" (para 1-2). "It comes as a record number of Victorian schoolgirls are forced into arranged marriages with older men, with daughters from that state making up one-third of investigations. Young girls are often sent overseas to be married while some are forced into matrimony in illegal ceremonies. The state government said it was looking at ways to better protect women and girls from forced marriages in ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Allegations of forced marriages have increased more than 600 per cent since it was criminalised in 2013" (para 1). "The Melbourne man is likely to become the first person to be convicted under federal forced-marriage laws which came into effect in 2013, the Herald Sun reported" (para 12-13).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016, a Dawoodi Bohra priest in Sydney, Australia, was convicted for his role in performing FGM" (para 9). "Titled 'Understanding Female Genital Cutting in the Dawoodi Bohra Community,' the Sahiyo study surveyed 385 Dawoodi Bohra women across the globe, including women in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, in an attempt to shed light where 'little or no data' exists. It aims to inform policy makers and health professionals in order to 'end the practice,' the study said, that has left most of its participants with emotional scars — anger, haunting memories and frustration in their sexual lives" (para 21).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."By advancing women’s economic empowerment, the joint IFC-Australian government initiative will enable women to earn a decent wage, grow GDP, and provide women with the tools to leave abusive relationships, creating a virtuous cycle. Australia’s new partnership with ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."Australia’s new partnership with the IFC represents Australia’s ongoing interests in promoting gender equality in the Solomon Islands and around the world. 'The empowerment of women and girls is a key priority for Australia’s foreign, trade, and aid ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
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