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New Theatre – Women, Power & Culture – Then and Now

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Date: 1 November 2011

It’s amazing to think that it’s taken Australian white women over 100 years to get from casting the first vote to nailing the top job. So, how far have we really come? Sydney’s New Theatre dared a group of Sydney’s leading and emerging female playwrights to tell the stories that lie behind the triumphs and struggles that mark women’s contribution to our political, social and cultural life.

The festival includes a SPECIAL FREE EVENT on November 5th.
Sexing the Act – Saturday 5 November @ 2pm
A free public forum questioning how far we have (or have not) come since the passing of the historic Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Join moderator Adele Horin (Sydney Morning Herald) and panellists including advertising guru Jane Caro (The Gruen Transfer), feminist icon Eva Cox, former State Labour MP Verity Firth, journalist and activist Katrina Fox, Gabe Kavanagh (University of Sydney student leader), Muslim women’s advocate Maha Krahem Abdo, Hetti Perkins (former Senior Curator, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales), plus special guest, former Federal Labour Senator and current Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan, for what is bound to be a highly entertaining event!

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