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    Getting to know the women of #WWJKD

    We're proud to have Azmeena Hussain as panelist at the 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' 2019 event. Azmeena is the first Muslim woman partner at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and leader in the legal community. Jamila Rizvi wrote a wonderful profile piece on Azmeena for Her Agenda that is a must-read, click here for the full article. In this profile Azmeena opens up about her love of justice, her powerfully inspiring mother, and her approach to faith and the hijab. Get to know our panelist Azmeena over here.  Jacinta Allan MP, Member for Bendigo East and the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, will also be a special guest panelist. She has also served as Minister for Education Services, Employment, Youth Affairs, Women's Affairs, and Public Transport. First elected at the 1999 state election at the age of 25, she was the youngest ever female parliamentarian elected in Victoria. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Dimity Paul, a Senior Manager at a top 20 ASX listed Energy Company working with Government and Community Stakeholders and a previous Chief of Staff in both Federal and State Labor Governments.  The event will be emceed by Sonya Kilkenny MP, Member for Carrum and EMILY's List Co-Convenor for Victoria. Sonya is also the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education.
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    'What would Joan Kirner do?' special auction

    In the lead up to the 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' 2019 event we are hosting an exciting online auction featuring a piece signed by the late Joan Kirner herself. This large, beautiful piece celebrates women who have changed the world with the art from special edition postage stamps around the world, set in a gold frame. It's one of a kind signed by the late Joan Kirner herself as well as Labor legends Jenny Macklin, Linda Burney, Catherine King, Anna Bligh and Candy Broad. This is a not to be missed auction, closing right before the WWJKD event starts. Bid online Bid online
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  • Upcoming events

    What Would Joan Kirner Do?

    When: Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 01:30 PM
    Where: Kensington Town Hall in Kensington, Australia

    In these challenging times many miss the late Joan Kirner’s wise counsel and inspiration. The 3rd annual 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' event will feature a panel of progressive women leaders who will share their thoughts and what they believe Joan would want us to do as a feminist movement. Special guests Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and Azmeena Hussain, Partner at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. The event will be emceed by Sonya Kilkenny MP, Member for Carrum and EMILY's List Victoria Co-Convenor, and the panel discussion will be facilitated by Dimity Paul, a Senior Manager at a top 20 ASX listed Energy Company working with Government and Community Stakeholders and a previous Chief of Staff in both Federal and State Labor Governments.  Funds raised will go towards the Joan Kirner Gender Gap Research Fund to enable cutting edge, evidence based campaigning to women.
     
    Date: Sunday June 23rd 1.30pm-4:30pm
    Location: Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington, Victoria
    Ticket prices, including afternoon tea:
    • Member full $75.00
    • Member concession $55.00
    • Nonmember full $90.00
    • Nonmember concession $70.00
    Book your ticket online: trybooking.com/BCFXR
    Who's attending
    Leonie Morgan

    Oration 2019

    When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Where: Hellenic Club in Phillip, Australia


    The annual EMILY's List Oration in 2019 will be presented by Rosie Batty, family violence campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year.

    Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 7.30pm for 8pm start

    Location: Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Phillip ACT 2606

    Tickets:
    • Member $55
    • Non-member $75
    • Solidarity $40
    Book online at: trybooking.com/BAWBE