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.

Give mum the gift of more feminists in parliament

Donate to EMILY's List Australia and receive a printable customisable card for Mum or mentor. Alternatively you can print your donation gift and include it in your own card to Mum. These beautiful digital cards will be sent to you in PDF form to show Mum you care (about seeing more feminists in Parliament)! Donate over here.   

Monthly membership launch for new members

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 women's policy platform launch

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

High Court decision on Safe Access Zones

The High Court of Australia has delivered a landmark ruling confirming the constitutional validity of legislation establishing safe access zones in Victoria and Tasmania. Continue reading

Election Day called

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. 

Labor Women's Budget Statement

The Coalition government scrapped the annual Women's Budget Statement so this morning the Australian Labor Party delivered their own casting a crucial gendered lens on the budget to analyse its impact on women. Tanya Plibersek, with the support of Linda Burney and Sharon Claydon, delivered the report.   Continue reading

International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

On this day 59 years ago police killed 69 people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpesville, South Africa. Six years later in 1966 the UN declared March 21st as the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination. In 1998 the Howard Government renamed this day to Harmony Day to depoliticise it and disconnect it from its history. At EMILY's List Australia we are proud to be political and proud to be supporting Women of Colour and First Nations women as endorsed candidates in the upcoming NSW state election and federal election. Read about and donate directly to the campaigns of Sabrin Farooqui, Charishma Kaliyanda, Jana Stewart, Stella Yee, Shireen Morris, Jennifer Yang, Anne Aly, Linda Burney and Malarndirri McCarthy. For more information on how to become an EMILY's List Australia endorsed candidate contact us.

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

EMILY’s List Mentoring goes international 

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