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Winning for women : a personal story / by Iola Mathews
Bib ID 8041565
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Mathews, Iola, author
 
Description Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, [2019] 
©2019 
xiii, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781925835151 (paperback)
Summary

What was it like to be involved in the heady days of 'second wave' feminism in Australia, when the role of women at home and at work changed decisively? Iola Mathews was one of the founders of the Women's Electoral Lobby, a journalist at The Age, and later a leading ACTU advocate for women workers during the 'Accord' with the Hawke-Keating Government. She was one of the first generation of women trying to 'have it all' with a career and children. In this honest and revealing memoir, she takes us inside the day-to-day groundwork required to bring about reforms in areas like affirmative action, equal pay, superannuation, childcare, parental leave and work-family issues. This is an important record of a pivotal time for women in Australia's history. Iola brings wisdom and experience to it, reflecting on where we are today, with suggestions for further reform. It's a vital source for policy makers and all those interested in women, work and families.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and index.

Subjects Mathews, Iola.  |  Women's Electoral Lobby (Australia) -- History.  |  Women journalists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Feminism -- Australia.  |  Women -- Australia -- Social conditions.  |  Women's rights -- Australia.  |  Working women -- Australia.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographies.

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