High Court decision on Safe Access Zones

The High Court of Australia has delivered a landmark ruling confirming the constitutional validity of legislation establishing safe access zones in Victoria and Tasmania. Continue reading

Labor Women's Budget Statement

The Coalition government scrapped the annual Women's Budget Statement so this morning the Australian Labor Party delivered their own casting a crucial gendered lens on the budget to analyse its impact on women. Tanya Plibersek, with the support of Linda Burney and Sharon Claydon, delivered the report.   Continue reading

International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

On this day 59 years ago police killed 69 people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpesville, South Africa. Six years later in 1966 the UN declared March 21st as the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination. In 1998 the Howard Government renamed this day to Harmony Day to depoliticise it and disconnect it from its history. At EMILY's List Australia we are proud to be political and proud to be supporting Women of Colour and First Nations women as endorsed candidates in the upcoming NSW state election and federal election. Read about and donate directly to the campaigns of Sabrin Farooqui, Charishma Kaliyanda, Jana Stewart, Stella Yee, Shireen Morris, Jennifer Yang, Anne Aly, Linda Burney and Malarndirri McCarthy. For more information on how to become an EMILY's List Australia endorsed candidate contact us.

Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern to research diversity

On the eve of a Federal Election, the Australian Labor Party is poised to become the first political party to be represented by 50% women, well ahead of its target of 50/50 by 2025. This success story is in large part due to the research and advocacy of EMILY’s List Australia about the importance of affirmative action strategies for nurturing women leaders. Now, bold new research to be undertaken by Stephanie Milione, the second recipient of the Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship, will investigate the experiences of women candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds to ensure that all women benefit from Labor’s gender target. Continue reading

EMILY’s List Mentoring goes international 

In January I was fortunate to travel to Myanmar as adviser to an International Women’s Development Agency program which matched six Australian women Members of Parliament with six Myanmar MPs. The Program is based on the EMILY’s List Mentoring Model. And four of our most experienced and skilled EL mentors are participating in the Program – Senator Claire Moore, Lisa Chesters federal MP for Bendigo, Judith Graley former Victorian MP and Dr Lesley Clark former Queensland MP. Continue reading