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    Diversity & Democracy: Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern Report

    Diversity & Democracy: Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern Report The 2019 Federal election failed to increase the cultural diversity of elected representatives’ and where diverse candidates, especially women, faced greater racism and abuse.  The latest Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern report by Stephanie Milione, A Truly Representative Democracy, explores the challenges and opportunities women candidates face and how both ELA and the Australian Labor Party can best support women in the future.   The report will be released today by Ms Gillard AC and is the result of second Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship.  It demonstrates that we must improve our support First Nation women and women from CALD backgrounds if they are to be elected. This internship gives life to the shared vision of Ms Gillard and ELA to promote and make political life easier for the next generation of talented progressive women leaders. Stephanie interviewed Indigenous and CALD Labor women candidates, former and current MPs, about their experience on the campaign trail.  She also investigated the surge of women candidates in the 2018 midterm elections on a study tour of the USA visiting EMILY’s List USA, America Votes, Emerge America, the Center for American Women and Politics and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. Quote from Ms Julia Gillard “From my work at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, I know the evidence shows diverse teams perform better. That means there is much to be gained if our parliaments are truly representative of our communities. Congratulations to Stephanie on being this year’s intern and shining a light on the unique challenges facing women from diverse backgrounds and how we can best support them to get preselected, elected and have a fair opportunity to become a future Prime Minister.”  Quote from Ms Stephanie Milione, the 2019 Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern “The pipeline of talent needs to be fostered early and tandem quotas for diversity should be considered to give legitimacy to our system of representative democracy and arrest the decline in respect for our governments.” Quote from Ms Tanja Kovac, National Co-Convenor of EMILY’s List Australia “We take seriously our work to ensure women with intersecting attributes of difference and diversity win elections and will do all we can to implement the recommendations in this report. We thank the Australian Workers Union and Slater and Gordon Lawyers for their leadership in supporting the internship and sharing our vision.” Media Contact: Tanja Kovac, National Co-Convenor                    0419 910 577 / ceo@emilyslist.org.au   Read the report here: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/emilyslistaus/pages/276/attachments/original/1568590507/EMILY's_List_JGNGI_report_2019.pdf  
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    Bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW introduced

    Today 15 MPs from Labor, Liberals, Greens, Animal Justice & Independents are introducing a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW. We wish the best of luck to Penny Sharpe MLC, Trish Doyle MP, Jenny Aitchison MP & Jo Haylen & all of our EMILY's List MPs advocating for the right to choose. Stand by them in the fight for reproductive freedom, join EMILY's List.
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  • Upcoming events

    Meet the Members

    When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Parliament of NSW in Sydney, Australia

    Join Shadow Minister for Women & NSW EMILY's List Co-convenor Trish Doyle and NSW Labor Women's Forum members for feminist networking, drinks and nibbles. We'll be saying thank you to the women candidates who stood with Labor at the State Election, congratulating the women NSW Labor leaders and celebrating the Shadow Cabinet reaching 50% women!
     
    - Date: Tuesday 24th September at 6-7:30pm
    - Location: Parliament House, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
    - Free entry and light refreshments
    - RSVP: email trish@nswlabor.org.au or SMS 0415 272 303

    Rocktober music trivia

    When: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Where: Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club in Kensington, Australia

    It's back... join us for our Rocktober music trivia night! Get your girl gang together, dress to impress in your finest Rock 'n' Roll attire, bring money it's time to get quizzical! We'll have $25 cheeseboards you can pre-order on trybooking, games, silent auctions, raffles, and more! Watch this space for special guest announcements.

    - Date: Friday 11th October 2019
    - Location: Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club, 407-411 Racecourse Rd, Flemington
    - Directions: by tram take Route 57 and get off at Stop 26 (Newmarket Plaza/Racecourse Road, Kensington), by train take the Craigieburn line and get off at Newmarket or Railway station.
    - Tickets: $20 entry per person, cheeseboards can be pre-ordered on trybooking also
    - Book online: trybooking.com/BFDXD