Category Archives: Research blogs

Indigenous Activism and the 1967 Referendum: Remembering Joyce Clague

For the 50th anniversary of Australia’s 1967 Referendum, Lucy Davies and Kate Laing reflect on the activism of Indigenous elder, Joyce Clague. In 1967, a national referendum was held and 90.77% of Australian citizens voted YES, the greatest ever national referendum majority … Continue reading

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Beneath the Textual Record: Women’s voices and the violence of occupation

Hannah Loney examines how women’s oral histories reshape our understanding of the Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor. In July 2013, I interviewed Maria in a small restaurant in the heart of Dili, Timor-Leste. Maria was born in a small fishing … Continue reading

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Julia Gillard, Gender and the Media: Treading the tight-rope

Blair Williams asks why Julia Gillard and other women prime ministers in Westminster democracies experience gendered and misogynistic media representations. When Julia Gillard stood in front of Australia’s House of Representatives in 2012 and spoke directly to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott … Continue reading

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A matter of convenience…or lack thereof: Ladies lavatories in twentieth-century Brisbane

Anna Temby reflects upon the gendered history of public toilets in Brisbane, Australia. It’s not often that toilets are brought to the forefront of public discourse, but in recent years the campaign by transgender activists for more inclusive public sanitary … Continue reading

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Citizenship vs. alienage and the intersectionality of law, race and gender

Ph.D. candidate Faye Yik-Wei Chan shares research from her thesis on the legal status of Chinese Indonesian Women, 1930-2014. During the 1980s and 1990s, Susi Susanti was a young badminton prodigy who successfully represented Indonesia at international tournaments. She won a … Continue reading

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