After generations of effort, women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic labour. Women are under-represented in the senior ranks of politics, business and the professions. Women continue to be denied equal pay for equal work.
Gay Alcorn began her career in Queensland, and joined The Sunday Age before its launch in 1989.
Jennifer Byrne started early in journalism, as a cadet journalist with The Age newspaper in Melbourne in 1972.
Monica Dux is a writer, social commentator and co-author of The Great Feminist Denial. Her latest book, Things I Didn’t Expect (when I was expecting), will be published by Melbourne University Press in March 2013.
Virginia Haussegger is an award winning journalist, author and social commentator.
Wendy McCarthy has been an educator, advocate and commentator in Australian public life and company director for the past forty years.
Stephen Mayne is a Walkley Award winning journalist who for almost 10 years worked as a reporter, business editor, gossip columnist and chief of staff at major Australian newspapers.
Dr Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre and chairs the Intelligence Squared debates in Sydney and Melbourne.