Inequality

Australian Income Gap is Widening

July 2011

Forget the mining boom, the rivers of Chinese gold, and the population-driven expansion of the economy. If you’re like most of us, your share of the Australian wealth pie is… Read more »

Footplate Classics

Summer 1988/1989

I am a lesbian feminist. Between 1979 and 1984 I worked as a locomotive assistant training to be a train driver for the  Victorian Railways in Australia. At one time six women were training at South Dynon Loco and four women in country areas. Dianne Brown became qualified as a train driver in 1985. Unfortunately the other women left. The attitudes of many of the men working in the railways added to on the job pressure. I have put some of these attitudes into poetic form.