Penny Wong on the same-sex bill, Ireland's first female president: Afternoon Agenda
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This is the Women's Agenda quick reading guide for the commute home, with a couple of suggestions for the evening thrown in.
There's been plenty of attention on the marriage equality bill that was voted down in The House of Reps today. Finance Minister Penny Wong said that, though it was not passed, the vote was still a significant moment. "Sometimes you lose something then you win on a subsequent occasion - I've been in politics long enough to know that," she told ABC radio.
Read Penny Wong's full speech: Marriage Amendment Bill
In an encore performance of yesterday's revealing video, Mother Jones today released the full video in which Mitt Romney outlines his real political strategies.
Read the full story and watch the video at Mothers Jones: On Israel, Romney Trashes Two-State Solution
While Romney's been busy stealing the focus of the elections for all the wrong reasons, you may have missed this excellent Vanity Fair profile on President Obama.
Read the story at Vanity Fair: Michael Lewis profile on Barack Obama
Did you find yourself spending another lunchtime in front of the computer today? It's probably time your broke the habit. Over at Forbes Jacquelyn Smith outlines 14 compelling (and necessary) reasons you should be using your lunchbreak for rest and not work.
Read the story at Forbes: 14 things you should do during your lunch break
Tony Abbott has forced the resignation of his shadow parliamentary secretary Cory Bernardi after he was widely criticised for his remarks over the same-sex marriage bill. Over at Women's Agenda sister site Crikey, Bernard Keane and Sally-Anne Curtain explain how it all went down.
Read the story on Crikey: Why Corey Bernardi finally had to go
For later tonight:
She'll be in Australia next week to appear at an event for 1million Women and her new book Everybody Matters: A Memoir has just hit book stores. Check out this video of Mary Robinson, Ireland's first female president on RTÉ earlier this week, where she explains why she decided to run for the top job.
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