A silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots in 1917.
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From Emmeline Pankhurst's Women’s Social and Political Union, to Christine Holgate and Brittany Higgins, suffragette white has a long history.
Brittany Higgins, Christine Holgate, that awful desk thing at parliament. It is easy think it is all bad news and nothing is changing. But these Australians show there is hope.
Indigenous women and gender diverse people have marched and shared the outrage at the mistreatment of women in Australia. However, there is noticeable silence from non-Indigenous Australia at the horrific statistics of violence against Indigenous women and children.
There is an urgent need to address the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and children. Australia has been silent on these issues for too long.
Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins.
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Brittany Higgins' forthcoming memoir will allow her to tell her story in her own words. She'll join a group of strong women who've done just that.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
One notable characteristic of Morrison is how his mood can turn on a dime - that was notable at his press conference on Tuesday morning, where he discussed the treatment of women in parliament.
Victim-survivors want to have their experiences heard and the wrong against them acknowledged — sadly, the opposite often occurs.
The government has immediately sacked a staffer after Network Ten reported that a whistleblower had provided footage recorded in Parliament House “of men engaged in blatant sex acts”.
Phil Gaetjen's evidence before senate estimates today, raise questions as to whether Scott Morrison deliberately concealed the truth during question time last week.
The Morrison government is counting on the news cycle moving on and protesters giving up.
As women protest around the country, there could also be a protest vote against the Liberal Party at the next election.
The minister, who is on medical leave, has apologised to Higgins and will pay the settlement out of her own pocket.
The minister is now not sue back at parliament until the May budget sitting, feeding speculation about her future.
There are many legitimate reasons why survivors of sexual violence may not immediately report to police. But a delay in reporting, in itself, should not affect the credibility of the allegations.
Following the airing of an historical claim made by a woman that she was allegedly raped by a man who is presently a member of the federal cabinet, Scott Morrison has been called upon to set up an inquiry.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
In the wake of high-profile allegations of sexual assault, it is important people know there are informal avenues for survivors to report their stories.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds faces an agonising question. Should she say to Scott Morrison that she doesn't feel up to staying in what is one of the most demanding portfolios in the government?
There are currently four separate inquiries into the shocking allegations made by Higgins. But it is also vital that the structural issues around ministerial staffers and accountability be addressed.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former MP Kate Ellis on the culture within parliament house.
Michelle Grattan discusses the culture of parliament house with former MP Kate Ellis.