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In 2012-13 there were 339 adoptions in Australia with more than a third of these adoptions from overseas. In 1971-72 there were 9,798 adoptions. That is a decline of..

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The Most Draining Part Of Motherhood

So here I am, two kids in, one aged three and the other aged one. And I think it’s the most drained I’ve ever felt on this journey that is motherhood. Don’t m ...

Australia Must Better Protect The Rights And Dignity Of Women With Disabilities

A controversial ‘best interest’ ruling (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/world/europe/abortion-mentally-disabled-uk.html) handed down by the Court of Protection i ...

To The Birth Strikers: Have Hope, Not Fear!

I was sceptical and concerned when I first came across a recent article (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/birthstrikers-meet-the-women-who-refuse-to-have-ch ...

We Are What We Eat (Listen To, Watch and Read)

Could what we audibly and visually consume impact us in ways we may not even realise? I’ve been asking myself this question for quite some time. Perhaps it was that p ...

Abortion And Mental Health

Mental health outcome after abortion is a question that won’t go away in a hurry. Counsellors know what so many women in their heart of hearts already feel - abortion ...

Why I Tell People I’m Pregnant Before 12 Weeks

This week, I came across an article titled “No More Isolation: Why More Women are Sharing Pregnancy News During the First Trimester (https://foreverymom.com/family-parent ...

NSW Abortion Campaign Not About Women's Health

A new campaign (https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/sixty-groups-fighting-to-overturn-nsw-s-archaic-abortion-laws-20190501-p51j23.html)to 'decriminalise' and modernise' aborti ...

The Unforgotten Babies

Some passions are born out of life experiences and others just by wanting to make a positive difference in the world. For me it’s both. In my life, I have made bad choice ...

A Feminine Touch In Recent Politics

Something I’ve noticed lately has been the impact of a feminine touch in politics - if I can put it that way. Whether or not I agree with all of their policies, both NSW  ...

Cultural Change Is Everyone’s Challenge

When the term ‘toxic masculinity’ went to air in the controversial Gillette ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0) earlier this year, it prompted yet anot ...
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