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
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
We've had a massive year and are proud to present our annual report 2017-2018!
EMILY’s List Australia has released Impact Analysis research – the first of its kind in the world – which demonstrates what a critical mass of progressive Labor women working together for gender equality can achieve in parliament. Over the past four years of an Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, comprised of 42% women in the Cabinet and 44% in the government overall, significant achievements have been made in public policy, legislation and cultural change promoting equity, diversity, choice, childcare and equal pay. The full Impact Analysis of EMILY’s List Australia women in the Victorian Parliament 2014-2018 and our media release accompanying the report can be read below.
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EMILY's List Australia has released the Julia Gillard Next Generation Inaugural Internship Report. As part of the program, the first ever participant Elise Delpiano conducted research into best practice for increasing women's political participation and traveled to New Zealand to compare our political culture with theirs. You can now read the "The Glass Labyrinth: Increasing female political representation in Australia – lessons from New Zealand" report below:
Housebound: a woman’s place is in the House (and in the Senate) This publication was produced to commemorate our 18th birthday. Contributors include Julia Gillard, Joan Kirner AC and many of the key women who played a role in developing EMILY’s List. Please email us if you would like a printed copy.