Parental leave: Women’s health hangs in the balance

Lucie O'Brien wrote an excellent piece in The Age on in different experiences of women how have children to care for compared to their male partners during the lockdowns. yes it does impact on their health, and unequal caring is a huge part of that equation. Parental leave needs addressing so care is shared equally. Continue reading

QELAG Celebration of 2020 Candidates

The QELAG celebrated the Queensland election win at Parliament House late last year, with Christmas drinks and a Celebration of their EMILY’s List Candidates. EMILY’s List members were joined by Queensland EMILY’s List MP’s, and other MP’s, including eight Ministers.    Continue reading

Mentoring with EMILY's List - a real experience

You don’t know what you don’t know and when it comes to getting active in politics, that unknown could be the difference in the success of your campaign. For almost 25 years, EMILY’s List endorsed candidates have been offered the opportunity to be matched with an experienced EMILY'S List mentor for advice and support during election campaign. In the 2018 South Australian election, Angela Vaughn stood for the seat of Colton and was mentored by former Victorian MP, Janice Munt. Angela shares her mentoring experience. Continue reading

Universal Kinder: Having a seat at the table has impact

At EMILY’s List we often talk about the impact of having women at the decision-making tables is a broader, more representative legislative program. In January 2020 the Victoria Government announced it was investing almost $5 billion over ten years, so that children across the state will have access to two years of funded kindergarten programs. Continue reading

Women of Steel

Denied jobs by the city’s main employer, working class and migrant AWU women refused discrimination.  The documentary, which received donations The Australian Workers’ Union, hundreds of other supporters and many other unions, follows their 14-year campaign as they went from the unemployment line to the factory gate and the High Court, as they challenged BHP, Australia’s richest company. Women of Steel, directed by now retired AWU member Robynne Murphy, captures the stories of an inspiring victory that defied all predictions. Continue reading

Quarantined roles - we’re not what’s expected

This year, 2020, was supposed to go a certain way. I was bringing a new life into the world for the second time and my partner decided he’d like to have the experience that most fathers miss out on and become primary carer for our baby. We didn’t really think about the reactions people would have to the flip in traditional gender roles. Continue reading

Kay Setches awarded AM

Kay Setches takes every opportunity to champion women and being awarded an AM in yesterdays Queen's Birthday Honours List is no exception. Continue reading

Be part of the change

Good policy for women comes when women's voices are heard. Continue reading

Women and Superannuation

The next instalment of EMILY's Journal, our new platform for long-form pieces by EMILY's List members is Sonja Terpstra MP's thoughts on women and superannuation written for IWD2020:   Continue reading