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.  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. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

Impact Analysis Report 2014-2018

EMILY’s List Australia has released Impact Analysis research – the first of its kind in the world – which demonstrates what a critical mass of progressive Labor women working together for gender equality can achieve in parliament. Continue reading

Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship Report 2018

EMILY's List Australia has released the Julia Gillard Next Generation Inaugural Internship Report. As part of the program, the first ever participant Elise Delpiano conducted research into best practice for increasing women's political participation and traveled to New Zealand to compare our political culture with theirs. Continue reading