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    Annual General Meeting - November 29, 2019

    This year's AGM will be held on Friday November 29th, at the QVWC, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne in the Level 4 Victoria Room at 6pm AEDT. Click here for the agenda, including a proxy nomination form if you cannot attend. Click here for the proposed constitutional amendments to be discussed at the meeting.  
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    Campaign equality essential for Labor to win in 2022

    Today we release the summary of your feedback on Labor’s federal election campaign. The report “Target the message: Gender learnings from the Federal Election Campaign 2019” was submitted to the Weatherill and Emerson Review and has very clear messages for the review panel: there is a fantastic women’s policy agenda that failed to be communicated to the Australian voters. We commend the extensive work of the Labor Women’s Caucus and the many members and staff who contributed to “Labor’s Plan for Equality”. The Labor Party presented arguably the most comprehensive plan ever for Australian women, but it continues to underestimate and under resource campaigns that communicate directly to women and therefore win their vote. Our ten recommendations to the review can be summarised as: Keep the women’s policy and communicate it better to win government Invest in gender gap research in partnership with ELA and National Labor Women’s Network activists Ensure sex-disaggregated polling is shared with candidates to tailor the messaging Prioritise winning the women’s vote in all aspects of digital and other campaign material Increase the numbers of women in campaign decision-making and staffing Build a National Gender-Based Campaign Alliance Develop a strategic and operational plan to implement the policy platform Conduct all campaign reviews in accordance with the ALP's Affirmative Action commitments, including chairs and committee members Develop resource kits to assist all candidates to communicate reproductive freedom for women Meet with ELA to discuss recommendations of the 2019 Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship for increasing culturally diverse backgrounds of candidates and members. We thank the many of you who took the time to share your experiences, concerns and recommendations for future campaigns and will pursue the recommendations on your behalf at every opportunity. Read the Executive Summary of the Submission by clicking here. View our media release by clicking here.   - Tanja Kovac and Sharon Claydon National Co-Convenors EMILY's List Australia
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  • Upcoming events

    Bendigo theatre fundraiser

    When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    Where: Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, Australia

    Join fellow EMILY's List supporters and Back to Back Theatre on a special trip to Bendigo for a theatre fundraiser. Use the code EMILYB2B when booking for $10 of every ticket donated to EMILY's List.

    Date: Tuesday 19th November
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo
    Tickets: Adults $55, Concession $50, Students $35
    Book online: click here and use the code EMILYB2B for $10 of every ticket donated to EMILY's List

    The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. Cleverly interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and his collaborators against an overbearing colleague. The show is made before our very eyes and takes on its own life. It invites us to examine who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard. It explores our complicity in creating and dismantling the world, human possibility and hope.

    Jewellery exhibition fundraiser

    When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Where: 9/27 Hodgson St, Brunswick (suggest you come to the alternative door at 22 Gray St)

    We invite you to a special evening for EMILY's List members and friends on Thursday 21st November. Our long-standing supporters of EMILY's List and friends of Joan Kirner, Graham and Glenyys Romanes, are hosting a fundraiser exhibition on behalf of EMILY's List. For 35 years Graham has collected African Trade Beads, the bulk of which are 19th Century Venetian glass beads. Graham will tell the story of the intersection between 19th century Venetian-made beads, their manufacture and trade, and North African culture. On display and for sale will be a collection of millefiori and chevron beads and jewellery created by him over his years of travel and aid and development work. Graham and Glenyys will be donating to EMILY's List 25% of the proceeds from the sale of antique, vintage and contemporary beads and jewellery so it's a great chance to purchase gifts while supporting our organisation. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

    Date: Thursday 21st November
    Time: 7pm
    Location: 9/27 Hodgson St, Brunswick (suggest you come to the alternative door at 22 Gray St, Brunswick)
    RSVP: email or phone 0419 559 138 (for catering and seats)

    P.S. If you're not able to join us on the evening, Graham's exhibition and sale will also be on Saturday 23rd November 10am-5pm at the same venue.