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July 13, 2021

There is bipartisan agreement that the closure of the $111 billion (6.4% of GDP) arts and culture sector during COVID, with its extensive cancellation of events and performances, had an unprecedented impact. The closures...

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Who is defining merit?

May 08, 2021

Recent reports that some in the Liberal party are finally considering the introduction of quotas has generated some discussion within EMILY’s List. Helen Creed was involved in negotiating the introduction of Affirmative Action (AA) Rules...

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Cultural change takes time - our work is not done.

April 28, 2021

Paul Keating backed in the formation of EMILY's List Australia as Prime Minister. It was hard to dismiss the logic of Joan Kirner and the other women who identified the need to break the bias...

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Quotas – how affirmative action changed the Labor Party for the better

March 31, 2021

Parliaments are traditionally male bastions of power, but you would think that in all the years since women’s suffrage in Australia there would be greater change. The right for women to be elected to...

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The Liberals’ problem with women is simple: the men block their path

March 28, 2021

"The ALP has used the wildly successful Emily’s List since 1996 to inject political smarts into generations of Labor women and provide vital mentoring. The Liberals have nothing similar." Jon Faine

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Women unite in anger to march on Parliament and across the nation

March 10, 2021

Women across Australia are saying #EnoughIsEnough We refuse to wait over 100 years to reach gender equality at the current rate of change. We demand our human right to live free from violence and discrimination. ...

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