Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and her partner, Tim Mathieson. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

A poll this week has shown that 61 per cent of women and 42 per cent of men think sexism is a problem in Australia. Given the events surrounding Austr(...)

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard who responded to being asked about her  partner’s sexuality interview by warning   that such questioning could discourage women from entering public life. Photograph: Getty

An Australian radio host has been sacked after asking prime minister Julia Gillard about her partner’s sexuality during a live interview. Perth radio(...)