Donate to Emily Gore for Senate (SA)

Emily Gore is a Labor candidate for South Australia for the Senate in the next federal election. Emily was born in Whyalla where her father worked for BHP (now Simec Mining) and her mother was a teacher. Her parents taught her that everyone deserves the same opportunities to access education and find meaningful work. Emily's family later moved to Adelaide where she completed the majority of her schooling and attended university. She graduated with a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Language from the University of Adelaide, and a Masters of International Relations. Prior to running for the Senate Emily has worked as a retail assistant, as an electorate officer, as an adviser to the State Minister for Education and Child Development and most recently as a Members Rights Official for United Voice SA. While at university Emily was involved in a number of not-for-profit organisations, including as an Executive Member and Youth Delegate for Amnesty International. Emily has previously been the Chairperson, and is currently the Secretary for Independent Advocacy, an organisation that promotes valued lives for people living with a disability. Recently she was the state Co-Convenor for the South Australian Labor Women’s Network. On the side I try to keep active - she has completed two half-marathons and plays basketball for a social women’s team every week.

Emily believes that her generation cares deeply about social justice issues and wants to be involved in making positive changes, but unfortunately many face impediments or are disengaged and do not see themselves represented in our leaders. She believes that more people of all generations and backgrounds can be involved in government and community organisations if we address barriers to participation such as income inequality, structural discrimination and access to fulfilling and stable work.

Emily is being mentored by Anne Urquhart, federal Senator for Tasmania.

"I believe that our Parliament is stronger and makes better decisions with more diverse voices, especially including women."