Australia's first Gender Equality Bill passes first hurdle

The Gender Equality Bill proposed by the Andrews Labor Government last year has passed in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Continue reading

Australia drops in gender gap rankings

This week the World Economic Forum released their annual Global Gender Gap Report where Australia has dropped 5 ranking places to #44 out of 153 countries. Continue reading

ANU study shows growing gender differences in voting

The ANU Australian Election Study has released the data for the 2019 federal election. Continue reading

Campaign equality essential for Labor to win in 2022

Today we release the summary of your feedback on Labor’s federal election campaign. The report “Target the message: Gender learnings from the Federal Election Campaign 2019” was submitted to the Weatherill and Emerson Review. Continue reading

Apply for the 2020 Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship

EMILY’s List Australia (ELA) is seeking applications for the 2020 Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern.   Continue reading

Diversity & Democracy: Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern Report

The 2019 Federal election failed to increase the cultural diversity of elected representatives’ and where diverse candidates, especially women, faced greater racism and abuse.  The latest Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern report by Stephanie Milione, A Truly Representative Democracy, explores the challenges and opportunities women candidates face and how both ELA and the Australian Labor Party can best support women in the future.     Continue reading

Bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW introduced

Today 15 MPs from Labor, Liberals, Greens, Animal Justice & Independents are introducing a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW. Continue reading

Labor women deliver in a difficult election and should lead

Despite an unexpected defeat at the Federal Election on Saturday, the Australian Labor Party has continued its progress towards gender equality with 44 women elected to Federal Parliament, compared to only 26 women in the Coalition parties. As candidates recuperate after a hard fought election campaign, sights have now turned to who will lead the Labor Party. Continue reading

Bill’s heart in gender equality

If Bill Shorten is elected on the 18 May, he will for the first time in Australian history have equal numbers of men and women in the Labor caucus from which to select a gender equal cabinet. Continue reading