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July 13, 2021

There is bipartisan agreement that the closure of the $111 billion (6.4% of GDP) arts and culture sector during COVID, with its extensive cancellation of events and performances, had an unprecedented impact. The closures...

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Who is defining merit?

May 08, 2021

Recent reports that some in the Liberal party are finally considering the introduction of quotas has generated some discussion within EMILY’s List. Helen Creed was involved in negotiating the introduction of Affirmative Action (AA) Rules...

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Quotas – how affirmative action changed the Labor Party for the better

March 31, 2021

Parliaments are traditionally male bastions of power, but you would think that in all the years since women’s suffrage in Australia there would be greater change. The right for women to be elected to...

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Mentoring with EMILY's List - a real experience

August 31, 2020

You don’t know what you don’t know and when it comes to getting active in politics, that unknown could be the difference in the success of your campaign. For almost 25 years, EMILY’s List...

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Universal Kinder: Having a seat at the table has impact

June 24, 2020

At EMILY’s List we often talk about the impact of having women at the decision-making tables is a broader, more representative legislative program. In January 2020 the Victoria Government announced it was investing almost...

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Women of Steel

June 13, 2020

Denied jobs by the city’s main employer, working class and migrant AWU women refused discrimination.  The documentary, which received donations The Australian Workers’ Union, hundreds of other supporters and many other unions, follows their...

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Quarantined roles - we’re not what’s expected

June 12, 2020

This year, 2020, was supposed to go a certain way. I was bringing a new life into the world for the second time and my partner decided he’d like to have the experience that...

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Women and Superannuation

March 26, 2020

The next instalment of EMILY's Journal, our new platform for long-form pieces by EMILY's List members is Sonja Terpstra MP's thoughts on women and superannuation written for IWD2020:

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