The Most Influential Female Voices

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5. Leigh Sales:  The Walkley-award winning journalist and 7.30 Report anchor made headlines across the nation after her interview Tony Abbott in August, where she took him to task on the Opposition’s stand over mining tax and carbon tax. This led to Abbott’s admission that he had not read key statements from BHP boss Marius Kloppers. The misogynistic reaction to her hard-hitting interview opened up a wider debate about sexism in Australia and shed light on the Coalition’s attitude towards woman.

5. Leigh Sales: The Walkley-award winning journalist and 7.30 Report anchor made headlines across the nation after her interview Tony Abbott in August, where she took him to task on the Opposition’s stand over mining tax and carbon tax. This led to Abbott’s admission that he had not read key statements from BHP boss Marius Kloppers. The misogynistic reaction to her hard-hitting interview opened up a wider debate about sexism in Australia and shed light on the Coalition’s attitude towards woman.

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