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And the 2020 winners are…

October 1, 2020

Gold Ernie and Industrial Silver Ernie  Jayson Westbury CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents objecting to Tracey Grimshaw’s reporting of a travel industry refund scandal. “She needs to be given a firm uppercut or a slap across the face”.   Political Silver Ernie Senator Malcolm Roberts, on the family law system. “But when… Read the full article

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And the 2020 finalists are…

September 29, 2020

INDUSTRIAL Neil Scott, Perth night club owner in response to a woman’s complaint about drink spiking, “She’s not a particularly attractive girl. It’s just implausible to imagine that she had her drink spiked…’ She’s just a very plain Jane type of girl. Jayson Westbury CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents objecting to Tracey… Read the full article

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And the 2019 Winners Are…

August 30, 2019

Gold Ernie and Media Silver Ernie  Alan Jones – “Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders…She’s a clown, Jacinda Ardern…I just wonder whether Scott Morrison is going to be fully briefed to shove a sock down her throat”.   Political Silver Ernie  Scott Morrison – “It’s not in our values… Read the full article

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And the 2018 Winners Are…

August 31, 2018

GOLD ERNIE & SPORT SILVER ERNIE (THE WARNEY) Cricket Australia for sacking a female employee, Angela Williamson after she campaigned for abortion reform on social media.   POLITICAL SILVER ERNIE Barnaby Joyce – referring to his daughters during the Equal Marriage campaign, “We know that the best protection for those girls is that they get themselves into a secure relationship with… Read the full article

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And The 2017 Winners Are…

September 22, 2017

GOLD ERNIE & SILVER ERNIE (POLITICAL) Port Stephens Mayor Bruce McKenzie who pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner but wanted a domestic violence shelter to be named after himself.   SILVER ERNIE (MEDIA) Andrew Bolt remarking on a Human Rights Commission Report which found that 51% of students were sexually harassed last year  “Yes, we… Read the full article

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And The 2016 Winners Are…

September 23, 2016

GOLD Ernie (dead heat) Barrister Ben Mallick (Judicial Silver Ernie) for defending a taxi driver charged with sexual assault, “the attack would not have happened if the woman had sat in the back seat”.   NSW Department of Education (Industrial Silver Ernie) for proposing that experienced School teachers who take 5 years off to have… Read the full article

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And the 2015 winners are…

September 30, 2015

GOLD Ernie and Sport Silver Ernie (The Warney) Football Federation Australia for paying the Matildas only $21,000 pa and for refusing to pay them maternity leave.   Political Silver Ernie Tony Abbott, when asked to nominate his greatest achievement as Minister for Women replied “repealing the carbon tax.”   Media Silver Ernie The Australian Obituary… Read the full article

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And the 2014 winners are…

September 25, 2014

GOLD ERNIE and Political Silver Ernie Christopher Pyne for claiming that increases in uni fees won’t disproportionately affect women because – “women are well represented amongst the teaching and nursing students. They will not be able to earn the high incomes that dentists and lawyers will earn.” Media Silver Ernie Piers Akerman “The ABC has… Read the full article

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2013 Ernie Award Winners

October 9, 2013

At a sell out dinner in NSW State Parliament tonight, 330 women booed and hissed the following winners to victory in the 21st Annual Ernie Awards. Ernies founder and organiser Meredith Burgmann said that “The last two years have been the worst I can remember. The sheer vitriol of some of the attacks on Julia… Read the full article

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2013 Celebrating the ‘Ernies’ coming of age!

August 31, 2013

The theme for the 2013 Ernies was always going to be about the fact that the Awards night is turning 21 this year. The dress code is “what you wore to your own 21st” so we expect lots of thai silk ensembles, graecian wrap-arounds, cork high heels and spandex leggings. The year has seen so… Read the full article

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