Truth be told, most Australians live in good housing. This is good news for all of us because our housing is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. But our very recent research findings, published this month in the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, and the lessons of history tell us this good news story is at risk.
Australia is renowned for its iconic wildlife. A bilby digging for food in the desert on a moonlit night, a dinosaur-like cassowary disappearing into the shadows of the rainforest, or a platypus diving for yabbies in a farm dam. But such images, though evocative, are rarely seen by most Australians.
Mary Lee is quoted to have said, “My aim is to leave the world better for women than I found it”. In honour of the generations of feminists who paved the way for today’s women, Gemma Beale and Becci Love have created a project to encourage dialogue, education and inclusivity surrounding feminism and social justice issues: this project is The Mary Lee Exchange.