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After more than 40 years of fighting for women's rights, Anne Summers says it is time for a radical rethink about what we need to do to achieve equality. We have focused too much on progress and not enough on success. Anne previously was advisor on women's issues to past Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Today, Anne Summers is a writer and journalist, and publisher of the recently launched digital magazine Anne Summers Reports. She is the author of the classic book about women in Australia: Damned Whores and God's Police, soon to be reissued as an ebook; her latest books are The Lost Mother and On Luck. She writes opinion columns for Fairfax newspapers and the ABC's The Drum. Her recent speech: Her Rights at Work. The Political Persecution of Australia's First Female Prime Minister was a game-changer; it has been read by more than 100,000 people and has refuelled the debate on the treatment of women in politics.
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