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.
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
Jenna Price, The Sydney Morning Herald
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
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EMILY’s List Australia welcomes yesterday’s announcement that a Shorten Labor government will remove the “tampon tax”, the unfair and discriminatory application of the Goods and Services Tax for luxury items to menstrual products which are necessary for health and hygiene. Continue reading