Save reproductive choice in Tasmania
The last healthcare service offering affordable access to surgical abortion in Tasmania has closed.
The Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson was warned this would happen but did nothing. Three services offering the procedure closed during his term. He needs to allocate public funding to rectify this or people will be forced to travel interstate to access the health services they need.
You can do three things to be a part of the campaign to #savechoicetas:
1. Donate to the Early Money Fund to support the election of pro-choice women candidates in the Tasmanian election coming up soon: www.emilyslist.org.au/product/donate/
2. Write to or call Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson to demand that public funds be allocated to healthcare services to provide affordable access to safe and legal surgical abortion in Tasmania. Call (03) 6165 7701 or email email@example.com
3. Sign the petition and share with everyone you know who believes in reproductive choice: www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/save-reproductive-choice-in-tasmania
Affirmative action – moving to equal parliamentary representation
“There is one very simple reason why gender equity is important and that is democracy. If we are truly a democratic nation, it is important for all views to be represented”. Emily Lee-Ack, 2002
Achieving equal representation for women in parliament has always been one of EMILY’s List’s key tenets.
In July 2015, we successfully campaigned for the introduction by the ALP of a rule change to enshrine 50% of women in winnable seats by 2025.
Enshrining reproductive choice in law
EMILY’s List MPs and members have played key roles in reforming abortion laws across Australia.
Building what women want into campaigns and policy – our Gender Gap Research
Regularly asking women voters what they want from candidates and governments helps inform what we do – and how our candidates campaign as women.
Ensuring an ongoing pipeline of progressive women candidates
Sisters Doing It For Themselves
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are leaders in their own communities and this project aims to bring these skills into a range of public decision making bodies from kindergarten committees to local, state or even federal government” – Koora Cooper, former Co-Convenor, Victorian Partnership for Equity Network Committee.
Since 2003, EMILY's List has been part of a coalition of women's groups working toward encouraging and skilling Indigenous women to take up their place on our parliament benches.
EMILY’s List’s Next Generation program is an investment in ensuring our parliaments achieve a critical mass of progressive women.
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