Each year Emily’s List WA recognises the achievements of two women through the Pat Giles Award and the Don’t Be Too Polite Girl Award at the annual Pat Giles Lunch. The Pat Giles Award celebrates a lifetime of achievement and acknowledges the significant contribution the recipient has made to empowering women in the labour movement. Previous recipients include Cheryl Davenport, Helen Creed, Diana Warnock, Sharryn Jackson, Carol Martin, Nina Devlin, Yvonne Henderson, and Lyla Elliot. The Don’t Be Too Polite Girl Award recognises the potential of a young woman or a woman at the beginning of her career to become a leader in the labour movement. This award aims to encourage a woman who is active in the labour movement to make waves and continue their work to empower other women. Past recipients include Fiona Henderson, Sarah Seymour, Linda Goncalves, Alex Cassie, Gemma Black, Ellie Whiteaker, and Mia Onorato-Sartari. So, we’re putting the call out to you! Do you know a woman who deserves to be recognised? Nominations close Monday 21st October 2019. Please fill out the Pat Giles Award nomination form and tell us a bit about the woman you’re nominating. Please fill out the Don’t Be Too Polite Girl Award nomination form and tell us a bit about the woman you’re nominating. Winners will be announced at the Pat Giles Lunch on Sunday 27th October 2019. Book your ticket to the event online by clicking here.
It's that time of year again: nominate your favourite feminists from around the country for the recognition they deserve! Award winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne on Friday November 29th 2019. Nominations close on Sunday 8th November 2019, please see the below forms for details on how to submit. EMILY Award The EMILY award is reserved for individual women who have shown exceptional courage, determination, innovation and commitment to issues, reforms and practices that promote and progress women’s position in Australian society. Such a recipient may have also increased access to important and often essential services that women may require, desire or need. The winner of the EMILY Award will:• be a member of EMILY’s List• be an EMILY’s list volunteer who has made a major ongoing contribution to the promotion of the EMILY’s List principles of choice, equity, childcare, equal pay and diversity. Winners cannot be a current member of EMILY’s List’s national committee, as this committee decides the award recipient/s. Click here for the EMILY Award nomination form Mollie Smith Award The Mollie Smith Award is presented annually by her family to honour their mother Mollie Smith’s many years of volunteer service to the Labor Party. Mollie is honoured for her support for issues affecting women, her community work and her mentoring of young women interested in politics and community action. The winner/s of the Mollie Smith Award will be current EMILY’s List members and volunteers who have made a major ongoing contribution to the organisation in such areas as:• political campaigning• administration• mentoring• fundraising• training• communications and membership Winners cannot be a current member of EMILY’s List’s national committee, as this committee decides the award recipient/s. Click here for the Mollie Smith Award nomination form
Now that there has been some time for considered reflection on the election outcome, we are seeking EMILY's List Australia members' and supporters' views on the Australian Labor Party's 2019 federal election campaign. As in previous years, a report will be submitted to the ALP review process. We ask that you complete our anonymous survey and include any comments. There has already been some commentary and media analysis of the campaign and the results, such as in the Sydney Morning Herald and at the Conversation. The ALP will be reviewing the suite of policies presented to voters and over the term of the 46th Parliament will present again as an alternative government at the next federal election. That process starts now with this review and we want to see a continued emphasis on the policies that directly impact on women. The survey will be open until 5pm AEST on Friday 30th July 2019. Complete the survey over here
We're proud to have Azmeena Hussain as panelist at the 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' 2019 event. Azmeena is the first Muslim woman partner at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and leader in the legal community. Jamila Rizvi wrote a wonderful profile piece on Azmeena for Her Agenda that is a must-read, click here for the full article. In this profile Azmeena opens up about her love of justice, her powerfully inspiring mother, and her approach to faith and the hijab. Get to know our panelist Azmeena over here. Jacinta Allan MP, Member for Bendigo East and the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, will also be a special guest panelist. She has also served as Minister for Education Services, Employment, Youth Affairs, Women's Affairs, and Public Transport. First elected at the 1999 state election at the age of 25, she was the youngest ever female parliamentarian elected in Victoria. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Dimity Paul, a Senior Manager at a top 20 ASX listed Energy Company working with Government and Community Stakeholders and a previous Chief of Staff in both Federal and State Labor Governments. The event will be emceed by Sonya Kilkenny MP, Member for Carrum and EMILY's List Co-Convenor for Victoria. Sonya is also the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education.
In the lead up to the 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' 2019 event we are hosting an exciting online auction featuring a piece signed by the late Joan Kirner herself. This large, beautiful piece celebrates women who have changed the world with the art from special edition postage stamps around the world, set in a gold frame. It's one of a kind signed by the late Joan Kirner herself as well as Labor legends Jenny Macklin, Linda Burney, Catherine King, Anna Bligh and Candy Broad. This is a not to be missed auction, closing right before the WWJKD event starts. Bid online Bid online
Monthly memberships launch for new members We are now offering the option for new members to pay their membership monthly instead of annually. The monthly membership prices are: Full $15 per month Supporter $11 per month Concession $5 per month Click here to join as a new monthly member today Weekly lucky draw for renewing members Never fear renewing members, every week until 16 June 2019 one lucky member who has renewed their membership will go into the draw for a special mystery prize! We'll be announcing the weekly winners on social media and via our email bulletins. Click here to renew your membership State/territory prizes for new members To sweeten the deal even further, new members who join before 16 June 2019 will go in the draw to win a prize, with each state/territory offering a unique prize! We will announce the winners on 20 June on social media and in our email bulletin. ACT: a ticket to the 2019 Oration presented by Rosie Batty in Canberra on August NSW: a ticket to the annual Polka Dot Ball in Sydney SA: a limited edition A4 signed Penny Wong poster NT: a special A4 signed Malarndirri McCarthy poster WA: a limited edition A4 signed Anne Aly poster VIC: a copy of the historic Victorian Voluntary Dying Bill signed by Jill Hennessy QLD: a signed and framed A4 vintage Anna4QLD poster TAS: a copy of the historic Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill signed by Michelle O'Byrne Click here to join our movement for gender equity Special Membership Month auction We have two beautiful items on auction raising funds to support progressive Labor women into Parliament. Bid on these items to not only win a fabulous piece of artwork but help our movement for gender equity. Auction closes 31 May 2019. Large Rosie the Riveter poster signed by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard AC Bid here Poster signed by Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek Bid here
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From today 1st May 2019 we are offering the option for new members to pay their membership monthly instead of annually! The monthly membership prices will be: Full $15 per month Supporter $11 per month Concession $5 per month Click here to join as a new monthly member today.
It's official: May 18th 2019 will be federal election day. Join our movement for gender equity, support more progressive Labor women into parliament. Volunteer on a local campaign to make it happen.