International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021

Let’s start by calling it like it is: the last year has not been a good one for women. The UNDP has just released a report reflecting on progress in gender equality, and concluded:

“Even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back”

Here in Australia, we’re seeing women disproportionately affected by unemployment, health-related restrictions and other financial impacts, while there’s also a marked increase in family violence.

But this isn’t a very inspiring IWD message. So I’d like to turn to my personal experience as a feminist and a woman and a…


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Please note that all thoughts and opinions are my own, albeit infinitely informed by the diverse, talented and committed people with whom I work.
These thoughts and opinions are in no way to be taken as representative of the government for which I work.

The challenges of bureaucracy

Public servant? Me too.

We all know the public service is a difficult system to work in. …

Sam Hannah-Rankin

Pragmatic opportunist working in government to help good things happen. Genetically optimistic and perpetually plotting. All views are my own.

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