Lost Petition update

EMILY’s List Australia respects and supports the voices of all women and considers the Lost Petition to be an important artwork and a voice for those who can no longer represent themselves. We’re disappointed that some reports are suggesting that EMILY’s List Australia has a role in what is displayed at HerPlace museum. We do not. The museum held an event at which the Lost Petition was hung, with our upcoming HerStory exhibition as the backdrop. Some comments made by an EMILY’s List volunteer, rightly pointing out that onsite counsellors are often needed when displaying such an important yet challenging artwork, have been reported out of context and inaccurately. We understand it was always intended by the museum to hang the artwork for their one event – further detail than that, we’ll respectfully leave to the museum sisters to comment on. Although the purpose of EMILY’s List Australia is to support the election of progressive Labor women, we also actively participate in conversations relating to our core values and finding solutions to the devastating impacts of family violence. We strongly support museums and galleries across Australia finding opportunities to hang The Lost Petition so all Australians can see it and participate in this important conversation.

25 years of Achieving Choice For Women

25 years of Achieving Choice For Women evaluates the policy and advocacy achievements and impact of EMILY’s List Australia (ELA) over the last 25 years. It specifically looks at ELA’s impact on Choice. Continue reading

Why They 'March4Justice' Against Gendered Violence

Gendered violence has been a systemic issue across Australia for too long. Thousands of women, men and children attended rallies across Australia on Feb. 27 to protest gendered violence. March4Justice, the grassroots organisation behind the peaceful protests, said the mass showing of public support is bound to build upon existing pressure for politicians to “put an end to issues of sexism, misogyny, corruption and dangerous workplace cultures” throughout the country.   An extract from on the Global Citizen article on some of the powerful reasons Melburnians showed up to protest for equality. Continue reading

Come work with us - CEO Role

ELA is recruiting We are sad to advise members that our wonderful CEO Maree Overall has decided that it is time for her to move to other amazing opportunities in her life. We are immensely grateful for the time Maree has spent with us and everything she has achieved during her time as CEO. We promise we will provide more information to you all at a soon to be announced farewell/thank you event to celebrate Maree’s fabulous time with EL, and it will be a celebration of some incredible achievements and tenacity, especially in the time of COVID. So if you'd like to work with us, please click here for the position description and speak to our National Co-convenor, Leigh Svendsen for further information.    Applications close Tuesday March 15, 2022 - submit via email to [email protected] Leigh Svendsen & Sharon Claydon MP Leigh - Phone 0418 538 989 | Email [email protected] And from Maree - It's been an enormous privilege to work with the feisty feminists of ELA over the past four years.    It's been a time of organisational change and renewal. Despite the impact of the pandemic, we have come through thanks to the many members and volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of electing more Labor progressive women.  I have every confidence there will be much to celebrate in SA in March, federally in May, and again in VIC in November.   There will be time to reflect and say my many thank you's before signing off.  But for me now it's time, time for a break and time for family.  

Coalition can't 'cherry pick' safety fixes

Labor women's group Emily's List wants to see the opposition commit to Ms Jenkins' proposals as soon as possible. "It's a shocking report, but it's unsurprising to everyone that I know," national co-convenor Leigh Svendsen told AAP.     Continue reading

Happy 25th Birthday: EMILY’s List Australia

The best thing about celebrating significant dates is the fun you have looking back at the memories and achievements created. Continue reading

Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship Report 2020-21

In her report The Missing Women of Australian Politics: How violence against women creates barriers to female representation, 2020/21 Julia Gillard Next Generation intern Medha Majumdar explores the negative impact of violence against women in pursuit of political careers at all stages of their involvement in the political process is revealed. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE: 2020-21 Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern Report

Violence against women is a barrier to women entering Australian Politics The recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault within Parliament House in Canberra has exposed political organisations as unsafe workplaces, where violence against women in politics is commonplace. The Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern report to be released today paints a bleak picture of treatment of women in politics in Australia. It shows how experiences of abuse negatively impact women from when they are girls first expressing their interest in politics, to when they become women in senior public office. This has significantly limited the progress of women’s political representation and leadership in Australia. Continue reading