Chief Investigator, Professor Kim Rubenstein and TBWL Researcher/Coordinator Dr Nikki Henningham both participated in the Australian Women Lawyer’s Biennial conference held in Adelaide (3 -5 October 2014.) Nikki was present on the Friday/Saturday and met and talked with many of the attendees, and Kim attended on the Sunday and presented on the progress of the TBWL project. They […]
Professor Kim Rubenstein, Director of the Centre for International and Public Law and an ANU public policy fellow, Professor Kim Rubenstein, will talk at the Australian Women Lawyers National Conference (3-5 October) about the Trailblazing Women in the Law Project. Having conducted several interviews with women who have had major impact in the Australian legal landscape, Professor Rubenstein […]
When Professor Kim Rubenstein, CI for the Trailblazing Women and the Law in Australia Project was approached by the Victorian Women’s Trust to participate in a Monster Climate Change Petition to Parliament, she was immediately reminded of the efforts made by suffragettes in the 1890s who campaigned for the right to vote. Read more: Creating Monster Climate Change.
The new president of the NSW Bar Association, Jane Needham (SC), has promised to place issues relating to gender equality, diversity and the changing nature of barristers’ practice at the top of the agenda for 2014. Needham is also chair of a working party that is looking at the findings of the Law Council of Australia’s National Attrition […]
On 27 February 2014, the Honourable Justice Ruth McColl (AO) gave an address to members of the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales. In front of an audience that included alumni of the ‘FW2’ club (those ‘first woman to’ occupy a senior position in the judiciary), McColl celebrated the achievements of Australian women appointed […]
Dame Quentin Bryce’s term as the twentieth-fifth Governor General of Australia, and the first woman to be appointed to the position, officially ended on March 26th, 2014. A woman of many firsts, she ‘normalised the “unusual” and demonstrated why appointing leaders outside of the usual sphere of power is important.’ Asked, on her last day, […]
A landmark study by the Law Council of Australia has found that women face significant levels of discrimination, with one of the study’s key figures telling Lawyers Weekly the profession is a “men’s only club”. The National Attrition and Re-engagement Study (NARS), commissoned by the Law Council of Australia in 2013, surveyed 4000 people, representing […]
Women in Law Award winners, Anne-Marie Allgrove from Baker & McKenzie and Sandy Mak from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, share their views.
Trailblazing Women and the Law project leader, Professor Kim Rubenstein, was honoured to be invited by the National Council of Women of Victoria to deliver their 53rd Australia Day address on January 23rd 2014. In the picturesque and aptly named Pioneer Women’s Gardens, Professor Rubenstein gave the audience an update on the project and what […]
Professor Kim Rubestein, Chief Investigator for Trailblazing Women and the Law has been awarded the Edna Ryan Award for Leadership. The EDNAs acknowledge and celebrate women who are prepared to make their lives political and who are making a feminist difference. Professor Rubenstein, according to her citation and confirmed by those who know her and […]