Helen

Helen has been writing at the Cast Iron Balcony since 2003. She has been a proud contributor to the Australian Group blogs Road to Surfdom, Larvatus Prodeo and Progressive Dinner Party.

She's a blogger, she's a grinner, she's a mother, she's a sinner. She plays her music in the sun.

Screenshot of a letter to the Age by Tony O'Brien of South Melbourne. "Come on Tim, now's the time to do the right thing by Julia - propose to her. A June wedding is about the only thing that might save her in the polls."

If Gillard is replaced, what does it mean to the rest of us?

It’s on again. And it’s been on multiple times this year: repeated attempts by the media and some parliamentary hotheads to convince us that the PM should be rolled and replaced by a bloke. If this was to happen before September (or if she stays, and the Libs win), what does it mean for women in Australia? I’m sure there… Read more →