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June 7, 2021, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of Australia states that maternity leave with pay is provided in respect of most women employed by the Commonwealth Government and the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria. Unpaid maternity leave is provided in respect of all other women employed in the State of New South Wales and elsewhere to women employed under Federal and some State industrial awards. Social Security benefits subject to income tests are available to women who are sole parents. The Government of Australia advises that it is not at present in a position to take the measures required by article 11 (2) to introduce maternity leave with pay or with comparable social...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in Australia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .04 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Australia" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Australia was 125.1 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Australia was 125.1 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Australia was 9.1% (p 66).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Expectant mothers will be allowed to take up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The South Australian government passed the new laws on Thursday" (para 1). "Male and female MPs will be able to bring their young children to sittings, while expectant mothers have been granted 20 weeks of paid maternity leave without needing weekly authorisation from the House" (para 3). "In February 2016 changes were made in federal parliament to allow male and female MP's to bring children into the chamber, if they were their primary care-giver" (para 8).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"MPs can bring young children to work and breast or bottle feed under new laws" (para 1). "Babies and breastfeeding will be allowed in South Australia's House of Assembly under new laws which passed on Thursday" (para 2). "Breastfeeding was also permitted, with Senator Larissa Waters becoming the first woman to breastfeed her baby in federal parliament in 2017" (para 9).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Expectant mothers will be allowed to take up to 20 weeks of maternity leave. The South Australian government passed the new laws on Thursday" (para 1). "Male and female MPs will be able to bring their young children to sittings, while expectant mothers have been granted 20 weeks of paid maternity leave without needing weekly authorisation from the House" (para 3).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has said the laws will modernise Parliament" (para 1). "Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman said the changes will make the South Australian Parliament a more 'family-friendly' workplace and help new parents strike a better work-life balance" (para 4). "'A desire to have a family should not impede women or men from entering politics,' Deputy Premier Chapman said. 'It's well and truly time these rules changed, bringing our Parliament in line with modern workplace expectations. I hope it signals to aspiring young politicians in this state that your family life is important and will be accommodated'" (para 5-7). "The new laws comes as female politicians across the nation continue...more
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Last month former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by a senior colleague in defence minister Linda Reynolds' office in 2019. Her allegations have sparked further claims of sexual misconduct within parliament house, prompting an independent inquiry into its workplace culture" (para 12-13).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"MPs can bring young children to work and breast or bottle feed under new laws" (para 1). "Babies and breastfeeding will be allowed in South Australia's House of Assembly under new laws which passed on Thursday" (para 2). "Breastfeeding was also permitted, with Senator Larissa Waters becoming the first woman to breastfeed her baby in federal parliament in 2017" (para 9). "The Queensland mother proudly breastfed her two-month-old baby girl, Alia, while passing a senate motion on black lung disease" (para 10).
April 30, 2021, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Last month former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped by a senior colleague in defence minister Linda Reynolds' office in 2019. Her allegations have sparked further claims of sexual misconduct within parliament house, prompting an independent inquiry into its workplace culture. Sex Discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead the inquiry and has said current and former staff will have the opportunity to participate in the review" (para 12-14).
April 22, 2021, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As a schoolgirl, I was on the train home in the early afternoon, chatting with my friends, all of us in uniform. We noticed an older man at the end of the carriage staring at us, and when my friend came down from the upper level of the carriage to meet us she saw that he was exposing himself and masturbating. It is an unfortunate truth that nearly every young woman has experienced street harassment. Whether it's hollering, being followed, brushed up against on public transport, or even told to get in a car, women are routinely made to feel unsafe in public spaces" (para 5-6).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in Australia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Australia was 81.0 years for males and 84.8 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Australia was 4 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Australia was 6 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Australia was 6 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Australia is 10.1 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 9, 2021, 12:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2, PW-LAW-1

"Hence, while polygamy is illegal, it is perfectly legal to be polyamorous and be in relationships with multiple people simultaneously, as long as you do not attempt to marry more than one of them. Since Australian law recognises both marriages and de facto relationships, you can establish de facto relationships with multiple partners. Individuals in de facto polyamorous relationships (also known as ‘multiple relationships) are typically entitled to the benefits and payments typically available to couples" (12-13).
March 9, 2021, midnight
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"If you are legally married to an individual (or multiple individuals) in another country, you cannot legally marry another spouse in Australia. This is because overseas marriages are typically recognised in the Australian legal system, according to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) which legislates that an overseas marriage will be recognised providing that the marriage: (1) Must be recognised as valid under the law of the country at the time it was entered into; (2) Would have been recognised as valid under Australian law if the marriage had taken place in Australia. This means that you cannot legally be married in Australia if you already have a spouse overseas. It...more
March 8, 2021, 11:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy is currently illegal in Australia as it necessarily entails the crime of bigamy, which is defined as entering into a marriage with someone while already being legally married to another. In Australia, bigamy is illegal according to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) which states that, “A person who is married shall not go through a form or ceremony of marriage with any person.” Bigamy carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. By definition you cannot have a polygamous marriage in Australia without being married to two people at once, which would make you guilty of the criminal offence of bigamy. Thus, polygamy in Australia is not...more
March 8, 2021, 11:48 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"While Aboriginal marriage rules and customs have been maintained, especially in more remote communities, despite external pressures, amongst most urban and fringe-dwelling Aborigines formal marriage rules and institutions have diminished in importance. Polygyny has also declined, certainly in communities where mission influences were strong, but also, it seems, more generally, under the impetus of economic change. Dr Sutton states that: 'Polygynous marriages are often said to have disappeared from communities where missionary influence is strong, but it is not uncommon for second and third marriages to be concealed from authorities where these authorities disapprove of polygyny … At present one must assume that polygyny will be around for an indefinite...more
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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March 3, 2021, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Whilst there are no official figures for those in polygamous relationships in Australia (see Natalie O’Brien, 'Probing polygamy' The Australian, June 26, 2008, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/probing-polygamy/story-e6frg8go-1111116736076) according to the SBS Insight programme 'Although it’s outlawed, polygamy is still practiced informally in Australia. Having more than one spouse is a long-standing and legitimate cultural norm in some Indigenous Australian, African and religious communities in Australia' (SBS, 'Polygamy' Insight http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/episode/overview/479/polygamy). According to the guests interviewed on that programme polygamy is common in at least one Lebanese Muslim community in Sydney and polygamy is a very normal part of life in the Sierra Leonean community in Australia" (footnote 27).
March 3, 2021, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Monash Indigenous Centre deputy director Dr John Bradley has more than 30 years’ experience in the Northern Territory working with indigenous Australians who are polygamous. He says we should not presume women in these situations need support. In fact, he thinks support of any kind is unwarranted. 'Polygamy and polyamory have been part of our societies for a long time. It is disingenuous to deny it,' he says. Dr Bradley asks us to remove our cultural bias and expectations. In the Northern Territory, 'women who are wives to a man do not need support of any kind, they have a deep understanding of the cultural practice, how [polygamy] works and...more