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Since our first candidates in 1997-1998, EMILY's List Australia has supported 651 progressive Labor women, with 315 elected into state and federal parliaments. EMILY’s List has supported such women leaders as:

  • Clare Martin AO – the Northern Territory’s first female Chief Minister
  • Lara Giddings AO – Tasmania’s first woman Premier
  • Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher – the ACT’s third woman Chief Minister and current Senator
  • Anna Bligh AC – Australia’s first popularly elected Premier and Queensland’s first woman leader
  • Carol Martin OAM - the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to any Australian parliament
  • Hon Linda Burney MP - the first indigenous woman to be elected into the NSW Parliament and then into Australian House of Representatives
  • Former Senator Nova Peris OAM - Australia’s first Indigenous woman Senator
  • Hon Dr Anne Aly MP - the first Muslim woman to be elected to federal parliament
  • Hon Leeanne Enoch - first Indigenous woman elected in the Queensland Parliament
  • Sheena Watt MP - Labor's first Indigenous Victorian State MP
  • Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC - the first WA state MP of African and South Sudanese ancestry
  • Senator Jana Stewart - the youngest First Nations woman to be elected in Federal Parliament, and the first Aboriginal Labor Senator for Victoria
  • The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP - the second woman Victorian Premier, and the first EMILY's List Premier in Victoria
  • And, of course, founding member Hon Julia Gillard AC, Australia’s first woman Prime Minister.


Our members, candidates and MPs have had an incredible impact on bringing about legislative and policy change of benefit to women, children and families. Significant progress has been made in the areas of abortion law reform, gender equality, women’s health and safety, paid parental leave, equal pay, early childhood education and care. EMILY’s List regularly analyses the impact of its endorsed progressive women MPs in parliament. These reports have shown the need for more women to be at Caucus and Cabinet decision-making tables as their presence brings about a broader, more representative legislative program

Read our reports

Report Cover Impact Analysis Tasmania 1998-2014 Report Cover - Impact Analysis SA March 2016 Impact-Analysis-Federal-2007-2013-Cover Impact Analysis Victoria Report Cover

1998-2014 Tasmanian Labor Government

2002-2016 South Australian Labor Government

2007-2013 Federal Labor Government

2014-2018 Victorian Labor Government



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EMILY's List has generated more than $7.26 million to assist candidates and ensure a pipeline of progressive Labor women.

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