Who is EMILY?

EMILY is an acronym which stands for Early Money Is Like Yeast – it makes the dough rise. Giving women candidates financial support early in their campaigns provides them with the foundations on which to build a successful campaign and attract more financial support.

We are:

  • Australia’s only financial, political and personal network supporting progressive Labor women in politics.
  • A not for profit, membership based organisation governed by a National Committee and run by a National Office.

We aim to:

  • Increase the number of progressive women MPs in Australian state, territory and federal parliaments
  • Achieve a critical mass of EMILY’s List MPs committed to pursuing a progressive parliamentary agenda
  • Influence ALP policies relating to equity, diversity, choice, child care and equal pay
  • Ensure a pipeline of future women candidates by encouraging a diversity of women to consider a parliamentary career

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