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    I would never buy shares in a company that hired it's board based on gender rather than merit.
    I nearly agree with you - except it's clear to me - that almost all the boards as they are currently - are hired on gender and not merit and it starts really early... where they don't give the graduates they hire an even go, and then they treat women who go on maternity leave (or even the ones who don't) like second class citizens.

    I can tell they're not hiring on merit because the women aren't there.

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    well i've met someone who spent a good deal of time in prison once... he basically told me its like a vacation... if you want something you can always get it. drugs, Tv's , phones and internet access....
    there are better ways than locking people up. and i'm farly sure there's a lot people with to much power than they deserve in high class jobs who are buddy buddy with people in gov who deserve it much more than some people who end up in there.

    just had a look at vic dog on facebook... someones popped up again.
    wonder how many people will read that before it gets deleted...
    as far as abuse of power go's , he copped the shot end of the stick.

    i had a good read, and had a chat to him.
    apparently during final case the police officer/aussie shepherd breeder who ran the case couldn't even look at him and had his head hung in shame the entire trial.
    makes me wonder what the people who made him do all that have on him.
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    Gail Kelly isn't enough...

    Seriously if the corporates were selecting on merit there would be closer to 60% women...

    Gender diversity on boards - Australian Institute of Company Directors

    41 boards in the ASX top 200 don't have any women at all. They're not selecting on merit.

    And in some cases - it starts in the uni courses where women won't even start the course. Engineering is a glaring example - it's not a friendly place for women. All the student social events were geared around beer and porn, and the attitudes in the labs and lectures reflected that.

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    Yes I started worked in an industry that hired on gender - male rather than merit. I was one of the first women and my male manager was so shocked that he took a while to get over it LOL, he did eventually. There were clients who refused to speak to me, but fortunately plenty of others who told me that it was their loss. It has changed gradually over the years but it has been tough going for some of the driven women who persevered to reach upper level management and duke it out with the "silver backs " and boys club attitude up the top, but still maintaining their ability to negotiate and engage.

    I would put more funding into serious agricultural research and food security. This funding has very much fallen away over the years and in the face of climate change we are are on a slippery slope. Shame given that Australia has always been a world leader in agricultural research.
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    Wasn't going to get in. My resolve wavered. I'm ok now.
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