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

Next steps for Tampon Tax removal

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

First Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern Announced

Today EMILY’s List Australia announced the inaugural recipient of the Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship: Elise Delpiano. The internship fulfils a long-term ambition of EMILY’s List Australia to nurture, promote and encourage the next generation of talented progressive women leaders and recognises the importance of Ms Gillard’s legacy as the first female Prime Minister of Australia. Continue reading