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

Tanja Kovac on ABC's Jon Faine election wrap panel

Did you hear our National Co-Convenor Tanja Kovac discussing how gender is a major issue this election on ABC's Jon Faine election wrap panel? If you missed out listen online from 1 hour and 37 minutes onwards over here.

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

The real reason liberal women say they don't have a problem

Jenna Price, The Sydney Morning Herald

Elect women, make impact and change political culture

A record number of women in the Andrews Labor Government has delivered unprecedented advancement for the equality for women in Victoria. As voters head to the polls, EMILY’s List Australia highlights the impact of made by large numbers of progressive women parliamentarians on public policy, legislation and cultural change. Continue reading

Gillard to the Liberals: here's how you do gender equality

Jenna Price, The Sydney Morning Herald Continue reading

Bill Shorten under pressure to take on Labor Right 'boys club'

Eryk Bagshaw, The Sydney Morning Herald Continue reading