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Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship

We're proud to announce the recipient of the inaugural Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship: Elise Delpiano! The media release can be read over here

The program aims to nurture, promote and encourage the next generation of talented progressive women leaders like Elise and recognises the importance of Julia’s legacy as the first female Prime Minister of Australia.

Elise Delpiano is a student at the University of New South Wales, has participated in the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians ‘Stepping Up’ program, and was elected as the Opposition Leader of the first female-led Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Canada in 2016. Elise has demonstrated leadership qualities in male-dominated programs and has encouraged other young women to fulfill their potential.

During the internship Elise will undertake research based in Penny Sharpe MLC's office, comparing the experience of New Zealand’s female political leaders with that of Australian women. It also includes a trip to New Zealand where she has met the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Adern, and other women political leaders to learn from their experiences in politics.

We can't wait to see what Elise will achieve following in the footsteps of Julia Gillard. Congratulations, Elise!


Demand Safe Access Zones in NSW

EMILY's List MP Penny Sharpe has put forward a private member's bill for Safe Access Zones to stop the harassment of women outside reproductive health clinics in NSW.

To put pressure on the NSW parliament to pass Safe Access Zones legislation please sign the online petition and share it with all of your pro-choice friends and family.

NSW members can take direct action by printing a petition sheet from this website and gathering signatures in your local area. Hardcopy petitions can be returned to Penny Sharpe MLC, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000.


I Joined EMILY's List Because…

We at EMILY's List are asking our fabulous feminist members why they joined and to share that with friends to encourage future members to join up!

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Gender Gap Research – make a gift in Joan Kirner’s name

Joan nominated Gender Gap Research as the fundraising area she wanted EMILY’s List to conduct in her name.

Joan believed that this research is vital if our candidates are to have access to effective, reliable information on which to base their campaigns as a woman candidate.

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