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Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Rio Tinto supporting DV victims

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 4, 2017


Filed under News

Mining giant Rio Tinto has taken a stance on domestic violence, announcing special leave entitlements for people experiencing violence at home. This comes after the McGowan Government stated that public sector workers, including casual employees, experiencing family problems and domestic violence...

She Rides: Women on wheels

She Rides: Women on wheels

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Are you a woman who likes bike riding and hanging out with friends? If so, you may be interested in She Rides. Created by Cycling Australia, She Rides is a group specifically designed for women who like bike riding. The program introduces women to fitness building, skill developing and friendship a...

The protein shake up

The protein shake up

Vesh Arumugam, Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Diet is an essential element for everyone who wants to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and there is a lot of hype around about protein shakes. But are they actually good for us? Proper diet along with a constant workout will optimise health. But, things are a little different with bodybuilders. Bodybuilders...

Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms

Endometriosis: Recognising The Symptoms

Mollie Homer, Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Health and Science, Showcase

Endometriosis has been labelled the 'silent epidemic' affecting one in 10 women across Australia, with many failing to recognise the symptoms. Endometriosis is caused when the abnormal growth of tissue found in the uterus starts developing in other places such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and...

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

WA Women In Care Denied Dignity

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

Western Australian women are being denied access to basic sanitary and hygiene products while in the care of WA hospitals, refuges and mental health units. Jennifer McGivern, a WA nurse and founder of charity Worthy Australia, told ECU Daily: “I've worked in both public and private hospitals across...

Super gap still a hurdle for women

Super gap still a hurdle for women

Josie Scott, Staff reporter

September 1, 2015


Filed under News

Women are earning half the amount of superannuation men do according to the latest Roy Morgan Research findings. In 2015, women with superannuation had an average balance of $101,900 compared to men's average balance of $158,100. The median balance of women's superannuation, $35,200, is almost...

Maternity leave impacts gender pay gap

Maternity leave impacts gender pay gap

Tiffany Warne and Simone Gordon, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2015


Filed under News

Western Australia has the widest gender pay gap in Australia, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  The survey found a 26 per cent difference between men and women’s average fulltime weekly earnings as of May 2015. The national gender pay gap is significantly lower at around 18 p...

Hysterical time of the month for women?

Hysterical time of the month for women?

Penny Thomas, Staff reporter

August 13, 2015


Filed under News

American Presidential hopeful and businessman Donald Trump came under fire last weekend from the media over comments he made towards journalist Megyn Kelly. During a Fox News debate, Trump accused Kelly of having “blood coming out of her whatever," which was taken to mean that he was suggesting Kelly...

Domestic violence leaves long-term mental scar

Domestic violence leaves long-term mental scar

Dean Watson, Student broadcaster

May 11, 2015


Filed under News

A recent study into domestic violence has found that it can have long-term effects on women’s mental health, employment and housing. Dean Watson Reports.

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Thomas Powell, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

A $230 million government investment in domestic violence services has been met with a lukewarm reception, with fears it is merely a short-term solution to the problem. The national funding, confirmed this week by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, is to be rolled out over two years and...

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