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
Monthly memberships launch for new members We are now offering the option for new members to pay their membership monthly instead of annually. The monthly membership prices are: Full $15 per month Supporter $11 per month Concession $5 per month Click here to join as a new monthly member today Weekly lucky draw for renewing members Never fear renewing members, every week until 16 June 2019 one lucky member who has renewed their membership will go into the draw for a special mystery prize! We'll be announcing the weekly winners on social media and via our email bulletins. Click here to renew your membership State/territory prizes for new members To sweeten the deal even further, new members who join before 16 June 2019 will go in the draw to win a prize, with each state/territory offering a unique prize! We will announce the winners on 20 June on social media and in our email bulletin. ACT: a ticket to the 2019 Oration presented by Rosie Batty in Canberra on August NSW: a ticket to the annual Polka Dot Ball in Sydney SA: a limited edition A4 signed Penny Wong poster NT: a special A4 signed Malarndirri McCarthy poster WA: a limited edition A4 signed Anne Aly poster VIC: a copy of the historic Victorian Voluntary Dying Bill signed by Jill Hennessy QLD: a signed and framed A4 vintage Anna4QLD poster TAS: a copy of the historic Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill signed by Michelle O'Byrne Click here to join our movement for gender equity Special Membership Month auction We have two beautiful items on auction raising funds to support progressive Labor women into Parliament. Bid on these items to not only win a fabulous piece of artwork but help our movement for gender equity. Auction closes 31 May 2019. Large Rosie the Riveter poster signed by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard AC Bid here Poster signed by Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek Bid here
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. This will be a watershed moment for the Australian Labor Party and the nation. A twenty-five year project to lift the numbers of progressive women in parliament will reach its political zenith. Until Shorten’s powerfully emotional defence of his mother’s memory, most people have had little understanding of how important gender equality is to the Labor leader. But as a champion of affirmative action and equal opportunity for women in the Labor party I have seen Bill’s support for women up close and personal. Through our work together in the lead up to National Conference 2015 to lift the target for women candidates to 50%, I have seen the kind of leader Bill will be. Continue reading
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and before chocolates, flowers and foot spas it used to be a day of political action by mums. With less than a week until federal election day let’s get behind the #MyMum online campaign sparked by Bill Shorten’s heartfelt speech about his mum Ann and the many women-focused policies that the Labor team are taking to the election. Continue reading
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.
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From today 1st May 2019 we are offering the option for new members to pay their membership monthly instead of annually! The monthly membership prices will be: Full $15 per month Supporter $11 per month Concession $5 per month Click here to join as a new monthly member today.
Labor has launched the most comprehensive women's policy platform that any Opposition has taken in to a federal election. Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek, Kooyong candidate Jana Stewart, and Labor Leader Bill Shorten presented Australian Women - Labor's Plan for Equality. Continue reading
It's official: May 18th 2019 will be federal election day. Join our movement for gender equity, support more progressive Labor women into parliament. Volunteer on a local campaign to make it happen.