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    The last frontier for women in power is finally in sight Date July 9, 2016 by Anne Summers Consider this: within six months, by the end of January when the next US president is sworn in, it is highly likely that three of the world’s top five economies will be run by women, at a time when women also head … Read More

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    Illustration: Simon Bosch   By Anne Summers Making history as the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party will probably turn out to be the easiest part of Hillary Clinton’s gruelling trek to the White House. She has to figure out how to campaign against the erratic and irascible Donald Trump without resorting to … Read More

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    By Anne Summers     Illustration: Dionne Gain          “Reports had it,” writes the esteemed American biographer Stacy Schiff in her new book The Witches: Salem 1692 about the famous witch trials in New England in the 17th century, “that more than 700 witches flew about Massachusetts”. Sounds a bit like Canberra today. All those women flying … Read More

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    By Anne Summers     Illustration by Simon Bosch Women in power should be judged by how well they perform their jobs, It’s been quite a week for shining a spotlight on the once-fraught subject of gender in politics. In just a few days, new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has increased the participation of women in the federal cabinet by … Read More

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  • IN conversations, magazine articles, speeches and now in her memoir, Julia Gillard has continually described herself as being driven, and sustained, by a sense of purpose. Indeed, one chapter in My Story is titled “My purpose” and in it she reproduces the short document she wrote immediately after she first became prime minister. Alan Milburn, a former British Labor cabinet … Read More

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  • with Anne Summers, 30 September 2013 Click the image to watch the video of Anne Summers in Conversation with Julia Gillard at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 30 September 2013 With thanks to event partners for their support: Tweet Share EmailTotal Shares 0

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  • By Georgina Dent, Women’s Agenda, 13 February 2014 After delivering a rousing speech on the political persecution of Australia’s first female Prime Minister in August 2012 and then publishing her book The Misogyny Factor, which dealt with the same subject in 2013, many assumed Anne Summers was a close personal friend of Julia Gillard’s. She wasn’t. But Summers, a writer and a columnist … Read More

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  • You’ve been asking for it, and we’ve been working on it. Now we can start taking orders. Two unforgettable nights with Australia’s first female Prime Minister, preserved forever on DVD. On sale 9 December: Pre-order now to ensure your copy. Be aware that orders received after 16 December 2013 are unlikely to be delivered in time for Christmas Tweet Share … Read More

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  • A more complete video of Anne Summers in Conversation with Julia Gillard at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 30 September 2013 is now available online.   Click on this link to go to the video page Tweet Share EmailTotal Shares 0

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  • The video of Anne Summers in Conversation with Julia Gillard at the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 1 October 2013 is now available online.   Click on this link to go to the video page Tweet Share EmailTotal Shares 0

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