Events

  • What Would Joan Kirner Do?

    The second annual fundraiser for the Joan Kirner Gender Gap Research Fund.

    The panel will be facilitated by writer and researcher Rebecca Huntley and features special guests:

    - Linda Burney, the First Aboriginal woman elected to the House of Representatives

    - Jill Hennessy, Victorian Minister for Health and Ambulance Services

    - Liberty Sanger, Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    - Liza-Jayne (LJ) Loch, Chair of NOW Australia.

    This will be a wonderful afternoon of political discussion and networking, secure your tickets today. 

  • Breakfast with Penny Wong

    Breakfast with Penny Wong

    "Foreign affairs in an age of disruption"

    Join EMILY's List Australia and Senator Penny Wong for a discussion of how a Shorten Labor Government will further Australian interests and values in a disrupted world. Light refreshments provided.

    Wednesday 4th July at 7.15am - 9am

    Courtyard room, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

    Tickets: $65 Non-members / $50 members / $35 concession

    Book online: https://emilyslistaus.nationbuilder.com/breakfast_pennywong

     

  • WA Movie Matinee

    • Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    • Luna Cinema in Leederville, Australia
    • $25.00 AUD

     

    A small private screening of the new documentary “RBG” about the life of legendary United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Date: Sunday 12th August 2018
    Time: 12.30pm
    Location: Luna Cinema, 155 Oxford St, Leederville, Perth

    Tickets: $25
    Book online: www.trybooking.com/XHME

    Only 29 seats so get in quick!

  • Oration 2018

    • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    • Hellenic Club in Woden, Australia
    • $55.00 AUD

    Proudly supported by Blumers personal injury lawyers

    We're honoured to announce our 2018 Oration in Canberra will be presented by Professor Gillian Triggs! Former Human Rights Commissioner and trailblazer who speaks truth to power.
    Tickets on sale at www.trybooking.com/SWFV

    Members $55
    Non-Members $65
    Sponsor a solidarity ticket $35

    Canapes on arrival, drinks at bar prices

    Don't miss out, get your ticket quick!

  • QLD Abortion Law Reform: next steps

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Parliament House in Brisbane, Australia
    • $30.00 AUD
    EMILY's List QLD invite you to celebrate the next steps in Abortion Law Reform. Hosted by the Hon Di Farmer MP. We've come a long way but the fight's not over, so together we will make abortion legal in QLD.
     
    Event starts at 5:30pm, formalities commence at 6:30pm. BBQ to follow with drinks at bar prices.
     
    Full price: $30
    Concession tickets: $20
    Book online: trybooking.com/XNRX
  • In Conversation with Julia Gillard

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    • Sofitel in Melbourne, Australia
    • $200.00 AUD

     

    The Hon. Julia Gillard MP will be joined by The Hon. Jenny Macklin MP along with Victorian women ministers & other ‘special guests’ to discuss what it takes for women to get elected in the 21st century. Tickets include drinks & canapés followed by 2 hours of conversation hosted by Australia’s first woman Prime Minister.

    All profits will be distributed to women candidates in marginal seats to secure a win in the November State Election.

    * Date: On Saturday 25 August 2018

    * Time: Drinks & canapés from 6.30pm, speakers 7.30pm - 9.30pm

    * Location: Arthur Streeton Auditorium, Sofitel, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

    * Tickets: Premium seating $500, Full price $200, Concession $100, Solidarity ticket donation $200. 

    *Book online:  trybooking.com/403097

     

  • Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship: Report Launch

    Please join EMILY's List, the Hon. Julia Gillard and Elise Delpiano for the first report from the inaugural Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship. Lunch and drinks to be served. 

    * WHEN: Thursday 6th of September, 12pm-2pm
    * WHERE: The Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney
    * TICKETS: trybooking.com/XQSU

    NB: No designated on site parking available. Site accessible via public transport (Circular Quay station)

  • NSW Trivia Night

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Paddo RSL in Paddington, Australia
    • $30.00 AUD

    Join fellow feminists for a fantastic night of trivia. Funds raised will support the election of progressive Labor women candidates.
     
    Drinks and bistro meals at bar prices.
     
    Date: Thursday 27th September
    Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start
    Location: Paddo RSL, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington
     
    Tickets: $30
    Book online: trybooking.com/XADO
  • AFLW footy tipping competition

    • Saturday, February 02, 2019 at 11:50 PM – February 03, 2019
    • $25.00 AUD

     

    The ACT EMILY's List Action Group (ELAG) invite members and supporters from across the country to be a part of our tipping competition for the AFL Women's 2019 season. Be in it to win bragging rights and prizes of $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.  

    Entry is $25 per person and you can join over on the TryBooking page, we will then send you a code and link for the online competition. Start studying the preseason form and invite all of your friends!

  • Drinks on the Hill

    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • $30.00 AUD

    Our first event for the year is great opportunity to meet the EMILY’s List members of Federal Parliament and kick off a brand new year.  The evening will be hosted by Gai Brodtmann MP and we thank her for the ongoing support.

    6pm start on Wednesday 13th February 2019. Please meet between 5.30pm and 5.45pm in the marble foyer to be escorted to the venue.

    Senate Caucus Room, Parliament House, Canberra

    Members $30 / Non-members $40 / Solidarity tickets $15. Book online over here.

  • Valentine's Day Breakfast

    • Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 07:00 AM
    • Queensland Unions in South Brisbane, Australia
    • $40.00 AUD

    Our annual Valentine's Day Breakfast will be on 14 February 2019 at 7am for a 7:15am start at the Queensland Unions Building, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane. Tickets are $40 waged / $20 unwaged and can be booked online by clicking here In support of Ali France for Dickson and Jo Briskey for Bonner.

     

  • International Women's Day 2019 auction

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 04:00 PM – March 14, 2019
    • Australia-wide

    2019 is a huge year for EMILY's List Australia with a NSW state election in March and a federal federal election in the coming months. We need women who support Choice, Equity, Diversity, Equal Pay and Childcare in our parliaments more than ever to fight for our rights. We'll be supporting dozens of pro-choice Labor women into parliament so it's crucial that we band together and give generously. So this International Women's Day bid on these beautiful, unique auction items:

     

    Lady Legends Alphabet signed by 41 famous feminists

    A one of a kind item, this 'Lady Legends Alphabet' artwork is beautifully framed and signed by 41 prominent Australian feminists and political figures. This star-studded line up includes Sally McManus, Penny Wong, Tanya Plibersek, Malarndirri McCarthy, Jenny McAllister, Terri Butler, Claire Moore, Sharon Claydon, Sue Lines, Catherine King, Julie Owens, and many many many more! 

    Bid on this item

     

    Reclamation artwork

    A moving, stunning piece released in 2017 to mark International Women's Day. Featuring beautiful hand drawn art of women reclaiming and taking the power away from the words and slurs used against us. This is a wonderful addition to any passionate, ardent feminist's home.

    Bid on this item

     

    The auctions close on March 14th at 4pm AEST so get your bids in soon to secure this items!

     

     

  • Winning the Women's Vote phonebank

    Join us every Wednesday evening in April for 'Winning the Women's Vote' phonebanks. We'll be calling women voters to discuss the issues that matter most to women and support EMILY's List endorsed candidates in marginal seats. Full training, women-focused scripts and light refreshments will be provided. 

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April 2019

    Times: arrival from 5pm for 5:30pm start, finish at 7:30pm

    Location: National Office, Level 2, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

     

    ***Please bring your laptop and mobile phone if you can***

  • Winning the Women's Vote phonebank

    Join us every Wednesday evening in April for 'Winning the Women's Vote' phonebanks. We'll be calling women voters to discuss the issues that matter most to women and support EMILY's List endorsed candidates in marginal seats. Full training, women-focused scripts and light refreshments will be provided. 

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April 2019

    Times: arrival from 5pm for 5:30pm start, finish at 7:30pm

    Location: National Office, Level 2, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

     

    ***Please bring your laptop and mobile phone if you can***

  • EMILY's Great Gender Debate

    The inaugural EMILY's Great Gender Debate - 50%: the best a woman can get

    Watch our women and allies go head to head in a battle of wit and oratory prowess. Will Labor’s progressive men be able to out-femme our feminists? Grab a ticket to find out!

    Women's team:

    • Tanja Kovac, Writer and Feminist Warrior
    • Mich-Elle Myers, ALP Vice President, MUA National Officer
    • Nina Taylor,  MP

    vs. men's team:

    • Will Fowles, MP
    • Dustin Halse, MP
    • Lloyd Williams, HSU National Secretary

    Cindy O'Connor as emcee!

    Date: Thursday 11th April at 6.30pm-8pm

    Location: ANMF Theatre, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

    Tickets: Member $35.00, Nonmember $50.00, Concession member $15.00, Concession nonmember $20.00

    Book tickets: trybooking.com/BBFNE

     

  • Winning the Women's Vote phonebank

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    • National Office in Melbourne, Australia

    Join us every Wednesday evening in April for 'Winning the Women's Vote' phonebanks. We'll be calling women voters to discuss the issues that matter most to women and support EMILY's List endorsed candidates in marginal seats. Full training, women-focused scripts and light refreshments will be provided. 

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April 2019

    Times: arrival from 5pm for 5:30pm start, finish at 7:30pm

    Location: National Office, Level 2, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

     

    ***Please bring your laptop and mobile phone if you can***

  • In Conversation with Sharan Burrow

    Join EMILY’s List WA in a special presentation of legendary trade unionist and Secretary of the International Trade Union  Confederation Sharan Burrow in conversation with Unions WA Secretary Meredith Hammat.

    Date: Wednesday 24th April

    Time: 6pm-7:30pm

    Location: CSA, 6th floor, 445 Hay Street Perth

    Tickets: $20 EMILY'S List members, $30 non-members, $15 unwaged

    Book online: trybooking.com/BCDUR

  • Winning the Women's Vote phonebank

    Join us every Wednesday evening in April for 'Winning the Women's Vote' phonebanks. We'll be calling women voters to discuss the issues that matter most to women and support EMILY's List endorsed candidates in marginal seats. Full training, women-focused scripts and light refreshments will be provided. 

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April 2019

    Times: arrival from 5pm for 5:30pm start, finish at 7:30pm

    Location: National Office, Level 2, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

     

    ***Please bring your laptop and mobile phone if you can***

  • What Would Joan Kirner Do?

    In these challenging times many miss the late Joan Kirner’s wise counsel and inspiration. The 3rd annual 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' event will feature a panel of progressive women leaders who will share their thoughts and what they believe Joan would want us to do as a feminist movement. Special guests Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, and Azmeena Hussain, Partner at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.  Also announcing Jana Stewart, Mutthi Mutthi and Wamba Wamba woman and Senior Adviser to the Treaty Process will be stepping in for Jill Gallagher AO who unfortunately can no longer attend.
    The event will be emceed by Sonya Kilkenny MP, Member for Carrum and EMILY's List Victoria Co-Convenor, and the panel discussion will be facilitated by Dimity Paul, a Senior Manager at a top 20 ASX listed Energy Company working with Government and Community Stakeholders and a previous Chief of Staff in both Federal and State Labor Governments.  Funds raised will go towards the Joan Kirner Gender Gap Research Fund to enable cutting edge, evidence based campaigning to women.
     
    Date: Sunday June 23rd 1.30pm-4:30pm
    Location: Kensington Town Hall, 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington, Victoria
    Ticket prices, including afternoon tea:
    • Member full $75.00
    • Member concession $55.00
    • Nonmember full $90.00
    • Nonmember concession $70.00
    Book your ticket online: trybooking.com/BCFXR
  • 30 years of Women's Leadership

    On 11th May it was 30 years since Rosemary Follett was the first woman elected to lead a government in Australia. While we couldn’t celebrate on the day please join EMILY’s List ACT in recognising this significant event.

    Date: Sunday 28th July 2019 at 10am

    Location: Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Canberra

    Tickets:

    • Members $40
    • Non-members $55
    • Solidarity $30

    Book online

  • Activists In Conversation

    Activists in Conversation: Reforming Reproductive Rights in NSW

    Join Penny Sharpe MLC in conversation with Sharon Claydon MP discussing drafting and delivering on laws to provide safe, legal access to abortion in NSW. Penny is a co-sponsor of the NSW Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 which is before Parliament right now so will speak to this historic piece of legislation, what its chances of success are and what the impact will be if it goes through. Penny was also the co-sponsor of the ‘safe access zones’ laws preventing continued harassment of people accessing healthcare clinics that provide terminations, reproductive health services, cancer screening and contraceptive services in NSW. Sharon is EMILY's List National Co-Convenor and Federal Member for Newcastle. All supporters are warmly invited to hear from these two Parliamentary activists and then join EMILY's List members for a casual catch up at the Star Hotel afterwards. 

    Saturday 3 August from 4pm to 5pm

    Level 3, Hunter Unions Building, King Street, Newcastle NSW. 

    Tickets: free!

    RSVP: https://www.emilyslist.org.au/activists_in_conversation

    For more information, contact Simonne Pengelly on 0491748428.

  • Theatre night: the Ghetto Cabaret

    A delightful partnership with fortyfivedownstairs and Kadimah Yiddish Theatre part of The Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre presents EMILY'S LIST members a special fundraising viewing of The Ghetto Cabaret on Sunday the 4th of August where $10 of every ticket goes directly to support EMILY'S LIST AUSTRALIA with the use of the PROMO CODE: EMILY.

    It is sure to be a fabulous night, details as follows:

    SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST
    5PM- 7PM
    $60 TICKET (USE PROMO CODE: EMILY TO ENSURE YOUR DONATION COUNTS) INCLUDES GLASS OF WINE ON ARRIVAL
    FORTYFIVEDOWNSTAIRS - 45 FLINDERS LANE


    For disabled access, contact fortyfivedownstairs directly on 9662 9966 or info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

    THE GHETTO CABARET
    Any night could be their last performance. Danger, disease and betrayal surround the Jewish musicians, singers, dancers, acrobats, opera and theatre performers thrown together and trapped in the Ghettos of WWII. But their fear is transformed into art as they try to create meaning out of the terror and chaos around them. Full of Yiddish songs unheard for decades, The Ghetto Cabaret is provocative and challenging, revealing the black humour, courage and wit of a people struggling to survive. Audiences are challenged to re-think the widely held narrative of Jews in WWII as helpless victims and instead as spiritual fighters using theatre to inspire resistance, resilience and dignity in the worst of times. Written by Galit Klas and directed by Gary Abrahams, The Ghetto Cabaret tells a daring story created by third generation survivors rewriting the narrative of the Holocaust as a story for everyone.

    warnings: not suitable for children under 14 years of age
    Contains haze, coarse language and adult themes

    please note: while The Ghetto Cabaret features Yiddish songs,
    the show has been created for an English speaking audience with many songs featuring an English verse or translation available

    Kadmiah Yiddish Theatre:
    https://www.kadimah.org.au/events/yiddish-theatre/

  • Oration 2019

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    • Hellenic Club in Phillip, Australia
    • $45.00 AUD


    The annual EMILY's List Oration in 2019 will be presented by Rosie Batty AO, family violence campaigner, 2015 Australian of the Year and officer of the Order of Australia.

    Date: Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 7.30pm for 8pm start

    Location: Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Phillip ACT 2606

    Tickets:
    • Member $55
    • Non-member $75
    • Solidarity $40
    Book online at: trybooking.com/BAWBE

     

  • Oration Raffle 2019

    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    • $10.00 AUD

    To add even more fun to the EMILY's List Oration we're running a nation-wide online raffle. Any of our supporters can buy a ticket online for a chance to win:

    • One of two signed copies of 'A Mother's Story' by Rosie Batty OA
    • Or a signed Penny Wong poster (A3)!

    Tickets for entry are $10 each, so buy one for yourself or your favourite feminist friend. The lucky winners will be announced at the Oration event on Wednesday 21st August.

  • Pennies in the Pub

    Why don't we have a woman treasurer? What do women need to know about superannuation? What role do unions play for women? Where to next after decriminalising abortion?

    ... Questions like these and many others will be answered by panelists Penny Sharpe MLC, Senator Jenny McAllister, financial advisor Despina Pavlou, Chair of Our Bodies Our Choices Claire Pullen, and Union Organiser Jananie Janathana, facilitated by Madeleine Treacy-Maclean.

    Tuesday 27th August at 6-7:30pm
    Nags Head Hotel, 162 St John's Rd, Glebe NSW.

    Entry: by gold coin donation!
    Drinks and dinner available at the pub at bar prices.
    RSVP: emilyslist.org.au/pennies_in_the_pub

  • Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship report launch

    Join EMILY’s List Australia and Julia Gillard AC for the launch of the second Next Generation Internship report. 2019 intern Stephanie Milione’s research has provided crucial insight into increasing diversity in women’s representation in the United States and Australia.

    - Date: Monday 16th September 12pm - 2pm
    - Location: Bourke Room, The Hotel Windsor, Spring Street, Melbourne
    - Tickets: lunch included, members $120/$150, non-members $150/$175, group of 10 people $1200
    - Book online: trybooking.com/BERKU

    Principal sponsor Slater and Gordon Lawyers

    Major sponsor Australian Workers' Union

  • Meet the Members

    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • Parliament of NSW in Sydney, Australia
    • $30.00 AUD

    Join Shadow Minister for Women & NSW EMILY's List Co-convenor Trish Doyle and NSW Labor Women's Forum members for feminist networking, drinks and nibbles. We'll be saying thank you to the women candidates who stood with Labor at the State Election, congratulating the women NSW Labor leaders and celebrating the Shadow Cabinet reaching 50% women!
     
    - Date: Tuesday 24th September at 6-7:30pm
    - Location: Parliament House, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
    - Free entry and light refreshments
    - RSVP: email trish@nswlabor.org.au or SMS 0415 272 303
  • Theatre Fundraiser - The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

    Our not to be missed EMILY's List Theatre fundraiser is back for The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes, showing as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

    Our fundraising viewing will be held on the 6th of October at the Geelong Arts Centre. Book with the promo code: EMILYB2B to ensure $10 of your ticket goes back to supporting EMILY's List. Every ticket booked with the promo code: EMILYB2B includes a complimentary tea or coffee.

    A very warm thanks to Back to Back Theatre and Geelong Arts Centre for making this very special collaboration possible!

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    The ethics of mass food production, human rights, the social impact of automation and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence are here deftly woven into a compelling narrative that probes the unstable foundations upon which contemporary society is built. A theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings and misunderstanding, it is an unflinching reminder that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.

    https://geelongartscentre.org.au/whats-on/our-season-2019/shadow-whose-prey-hunter-becomes/

  • Rocktober music trivia

    It's back... join us for our Rocktober music trivia night! Get your girl gang together, dress to impress in your finest Rock 'n' Roll attire, bring money it's time to get quizzical! We'll have $25 cheeseboards you can pre-order on trybooking, games, silent auctions, raffles, and more! Special guest Grace Robinson. 
    - Date: Friday 11th October 2019
    - Location: Flemington-Kensington Bowls Club, 407-411 Racecourse Rd, Flemington
    - Directions: by tram take Route 57 and get off at Stop 26 (Newmarket Plaza/Racecourse Road, Kensington), by train take the Craigieburn line and get off at Newmarket or Railway station.
    - Tickets: $20 entry per person, cheeseboards can be pre-ordered on trybooking also
    - Book online: trybooking.com/BFDXD

  • Pat Giles Lunch

    The WA EMILY's List Action Group invites you to the annual Pat Giles Lunch.  A highlight of the feminist events calendar, this year our special guest speaker will be Penny Sharpe MLC, NSW Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services, and Shadow Minister for Disability Inclusion. 

    Date: Sunday 27 October 2019

    Time: 12pm - 2.30 pm

    Location: The Board Room, Pan Pacific, 207 Adelaide Tce, Perth

    Tickets: Members $150 / Non-members $180

    Book online: trybooking.com/BFMLA

  • Online auction: 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

    • Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:45 PM – November 01, 2019
    • $500.00 AUD

    Soon it'll be the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage. South Australia became the first place in the country to allow women to vote and stand as MPs in 1894. It took years of campaigning, letter writing, signature gathering and lobbying and set the precedent for other states/territories to do the same. Let's celebrate this milestone with an online auction! 

    The item is a suffragette poster signed by former PM Julia Gillard AC (unframed). Online auction closes 31st October 2019. Put your bids in over here.

    N.B. It is important to note, however, that full suffrage including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women was not achieved until 1962 for federal elections and 1967 for all state/territory elections.

  • Polka Dot Ball

    This special night includes a three course meal and dancing the night away to live music by Girls on the Avenue!
     
    Dress code is Polka dots, frocks, Rosie the Riveter-inspired overalls and dancing shoes.
    Special guest speaker Yasmin Catley MP, NSW Labor Deputy Leader. 
     
    - Date: Saturday 9th November 2019, 7pm
    - Location: City Tattersalls Club, 194-204 Pitt St, Sydney
    - Tickets: members $130, non-members $150
    - Book online at trybooking.com/BFDYL
  • Bendigo theatre fundraiser

    Join fellow EMILY's List supporters and Back to Back Theatre on a special trip to Bendigo for a theatre fundraiser. Use the code EMILYB2B when booking for $10 of every ticket donated to EMILY's List.

    Date: Tuesday 19th November
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Ulumbarra Theatre, 10 Gaol Rd, Bendigo
    Tickets: Adults $55, Concession $50, Students $35
    Book online: click here and use the code EMILYB2B for $10 of every ticket donated to EMILY's List

    GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH
    The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. Cleverly interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and his collaborators against an overbearing colleague. The show is made before our very eyes and takes on its own life. It invites us to examine who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard. It explores our complicity in creating and dismantling the world, human possibility and hope.

  • Jewellery exhibition fundraiser

    • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    • 9/27 Hodgson St, Brunswick (suggest you come to the alternative door at 22 Gray St)

    We invite you to a special evening for EMILY's List members and friends on Thursday 21st November. Our long-standing supporters of EMILY's List and friends of Joan Kirner, Graham and Glenyys Romanes, are hosting a fundraiser exhibition on behalf of EMILY's List. For 35 years Graham has collected African Trade Beads, the bulk of which are 19th Century Venetian glass beads. Graham will tell the story of the intersection between 19th century Venetian-made beads, their manufacture and trade, and North African culture. On display and for sale will be a collection of millefiori and chevron beads and jewellery created by him over his years of travel and aid and development work. Graham and Glenyys will be donating to EMILY's List 25% of the proceeds from the sale of antique, vintage and contemporary beads and jewellery so it's a great chance to purchase gifts while supporting our organisation. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

    Date: Thursday 21st November
    Time: 7pm
    Location: 9/27 Hodgson St, Brunswick (suggest you come to the alternative door at 22 Gray St, Brunswick)
    RSVP: email graham@ethiopia.com.au or phone 0419 559 138 (for catering and seats)

    P.S. If you're not able to join us on the evening, Graham's exhibition and sale will also be on Saturday 23rd November 10am-5pm at the same venue.

  • Winning for Women

    Join Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary of the ASU, chatting with long-term EMILY's List member Iola Matthews about her riveting memoir 'Winning for Women'. Hear tales of the heady days of second wave feminism which laid the groundwork for affirmative action, equal pay, superannuation, childcare and parental leave. Enjoy drinks, nibbles and feminist gift shopping with our new range of merchandise available on the night.

    Date: Friday November 29th 2019 at 7.30pm
    Location: The Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
    Tickets: Member $25.00, Non-Member $30.00, Concession $20.00


    Book online: trybooking.com/BGJOO

  • Valentine's Day Breakfast

    • Friday, February 14, 2020 at 07:00 AM
    • TLC Building in South Brisbane, Australia
    • $50.00 AUD

    Our first event for the year will be the annual EMILY's List Queensland Valentine's Day Breakfast. The guest speakers this year will be:

    • Hon. Di Farmer MP
      Minister for Child Safety, Youth & Women, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic & Family Violence
    • Saxon Mullins
      Advocate for reform to criminal justice system responses to sexual violence
    • Nicola Hazell
      One of Australia’s leading voices on gender equality, social innovation, and the future of work

    Date: 14th February at 7am

    Location: Level 2, TLC Building, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane

    Tickets: Waged $50, Non-waged $20

    Book online: trybooking.com/BHVDS

     

    Speaker bio: Nicola Hazell

    With a career spanning technology, politics, journalism, and public affairs, Nicola works with a portfolio of companies – from global tech giants like Twitter to emerging startups and social enterprises – to design and accelerate innovative solutions boosting investment in inclusion, diversity and women’s leadership.

    She is a sought-after international advisor and commentator, holding roles on the OECD’s Expert Advisory Committee on Digital Transformation; The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship; CEBIT Australia; Not in My Workplace; and Australian advocacy organisation The Parenthood.

    A champion for women in tech and entrepreneurship, Nicola was the founding director and co-designer of the SheStarts accelerator for women-led startups, nurturing and backing some of Australia’s most impressive startup founders to launch high-growth, high-impact tech companies. Nicola executive produced the award-winning SheStarts documentary web-series, which amplified the real and raw stories of women founders to audiences around the world, driving a new narrative for women in tech.

    Nicola is a firm believer in collective impact and the power of ‘giving back’, acting as a mentor, judge, advisor and activator for a range of programs including Telstra Business Women's Awards, Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, Walkley Awards, GoodPitch Australia and SheEO Australia.

     

    Speaker bio: Saxon Mullins

    In 2018 Saxon appeared on Four Corner’s episode ‘I am that girl’ where she gave up her anonymity to tell the story of her 2013 sexual assault and the subsequent criminal trials and appeals. The Four Corner’s episode led to the NSW Attorney-General asking the NSW Law Reform Commission to review the section of the NSW Crimes Act that deals with consent in relation to sexual assault. Saxon was the recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal. She is passionate about igniting a conversation about enthusiastic consent not only in relation to how this is dealt with under the law, but also views about consent within society, particularly from young people.

     

    Speaker bio: Hon. Di Farmer, MP

    Di and her husband Ian have lived in Hawthorne, in the Bulimba electorate, for almost 20 years. It’s where they have raised their two daughters, Lucy and Millie, and where Di has been actively involved with numerous community groups over many years. Di was honoured to serve as the Member for Bulimba from 2009-2012, earning a reputation as a hard worker who is passionate about her community. She was delighted to be re-elected in January 2015, promising that, under a Palaszczuk Government, she would again be making sure that the voice of her community would be heard. Di has been the Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence since 2017.

    Di holds a range of positions on local community organisations and believes that a politician can’t know what their community needs if they’re not out and about, making themselves as accessible as possible and listening to what’s important to people. It’s why she is so aware of the need for good health and education services. And it’s why she will work with local residents to ensure they have a say in developing a long term local plan that addresses future development, public transport needs and local traffic congestion issues. She knows how important it is to address these issues if we’re to retain the quality of life that’s so precious to residents in her area.

  • Women Who Run

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • The Clyde Hotel in carlton, Australia
    • $50.00 AUD

    What does it take to get elected? Panel Q&A with women who have run sharing their experiences as candidates.

    Ged Kearney MP, Member for Cooper

    Meghan Hopper, former Mayor of Moreland

    Cindy O'Connor, former candidate for Brunswick

    Facilitated by Susie Byers, Victorian Labor President

    Date: Saturday 29th February 6-8pm
    Location: The Clyde Hotel, 385 Cardigan St, Carlton
    Tickets: Members $50, Non-members $65, Concession $30. Finger food provided, drinks at bar prices.
     
  • International Women's Day Forum

    • Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM
    • Provenance Winery in Fyansford, Australia
    • $10.00 AUD

    Please join us to hear the journey of Australia's first Gender Equality Legislation recently passed by the Andrews Government, why it is critical for supporting a Safe and Equal Victoria for women and men, and what happens next.

    Jointly hosted with Christine Couzens MP, Member for Geelong, the morning will also feature a presentation by Stephanie Milione, the 2019 Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern, on increasing diversity of women’s representation.

    Date: Sunday 15th March

    Time: 10.30am – 12pm

    Location: Provenance Winery, 100 Lower Paper Mills Road, Fyansford VIC 3218

    Tickets: $10 each, Concession $5. Morning tea included, and stay on for lunch.

    Book online

     

  • Dr Carmen Lawrence - 30 Years On

    Celebrate Australia’s First Woman Premier. Hosted by the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Women’s Interests. MC’ed by Emily Hamilton MLA, WA Convenor EMILY’s List.

    Date: Wednesday 18 March, 5.45pm for 6.00pm start to 7.00pm
    Location: Aboriginal People's Foyer, WA Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005

    RSVP online: carmenlawrence30yearson.eventbrite.com.au

    For more information call 0400 012 690.

  • Meet the ACT candidates

    It's an ACT election year and our candidates are hitting the ground running. Come along and meet the EMILY’s List Australia endorsed candidates and catch up with your favourite feminists.

    Date: Thursday 19th March 2020 at 6pm-8pm

    Location: Level 2, City Walk Centre, 2 Mort Street, Canberra

    Tickets: Members $25, Non-members $35

    Book online

    This event is generously supported by Rowdy Inc.

  • Get elected! Training for progressive Labor women

     

    Professional development training presented by expert campaigners, candidates, MPs and party leaders.

    All sessions will be held 1-5pm each day at the HSU National Office, Suite 46, 255 Drummond St, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053

    For EMILY’s List Australia and ALP members: $360 per session

    Book online at: trybooking.com/BHVOF

     

    Saturday 21st March 2020

    Level 2: Time to Campaign

    Intermediate professional development training on winning campaign strategy. Learn how to plan a campaign, build a team, fundraise, manage social media, and harness the power of mentoring.

    Presented by:

    ▪ Mary-Anne Thomas, Member for Macedon

    Mary-Anne Thomas was first elected to Parliament as the Labor Member for Macedon in 2014. Prior to this, Mary-Anne enjoyed working across the public, private and community sectors, including as a communications executive at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NAB, and Plan International. Mary-Anne was reappointed as Cabinet Secretary in the Andrews Labor Government in November 2018, a role in which she has now served for two and a half years. Prior to that, she served as Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers. In 2019, Mary-Anne took on the role of Special Advisor to the Regional Tourism Review. Mary-Anne has been a long term supporter of Emily’s List, women’s leadership and participation in public life. She has taken a lead role in her electorate to support the Government’s commitment to end family violence and to grow women’s participation in physical activity.

    Leonie Morgan AM, EMILY’s List Australia Founding Member and Co-ordinator of the ELA Political Mentoring Program

    Leonie Morgan AM knows all about women’s mentoring programs. She has been working on them for over twenty five years.  Leonie also wants to see more women in Parliament and much of her mentoring within Australia, in the Pacific and Asia focusses on women political candidates and MPs.  This work was acknowledged in 2017 when Leonie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to women, in particular equitable political representation.

    Jennifer Yang, former candidate for Chisholm

    Jennifer Yang is a passionate and experienced civil and community leader. Having been a councillor and two-time Mayor of Manningham City Council, she is an active advocate for a diverse range of social issues including urban planning and infrastructure, public transport, gender equality and community services to senior citizens, migrants and special needs groups. As a professional with an IT, earth science and business background, Jennifer is passionate about creating a clean and sustainable environment and a strong economy that encourages jobs, innovation and investment. Jennifer was the Principal Multicultural Adviser in the Office of the Hon Bill Shorten MP. She was Labor's candidate for Chisholm in the most recent Australian Federal election and believes our parliaments and government should better reflect the cultural diversity of Australia.

    Maree Overall, CEO of EMILY’s List Australia

    Maree is the CEO of EMILY’s List Australia, a financial and political support network for Labor women candidates.  With a background in science and a PhD in Biochemistry, Maree had a 7-year post-doctoral career in the university sector that also involved public and political advocacy for medical research. Upon leaving academia she forged a path in the small business of conference management mainly for the association industry. Before taking on the CEO role at ELA, Maree was Senior Advisor to Minister Fiona Richardson during the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Her main responsibility was for the development and implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention of Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women and for key aspects relating to women's leadership, economic security, STEMM and health and well-being in preparation of Victoria's first Gender Equality Strategy.  A member of ELA since 1997, a past ALP local branch president and feminist activist, Maree has vast campaigning experience.

     

    Saturday 18th April 1-5pm

    Level 3: Winning the Women's Vote

    ▪ Women to women campaigning

    ▪ Conversation skills

    ▪ Finding your voice

    ▪ Messaging and cutting through

    Presented by:

    ▪ Sonya Kilkenny, Member for Carrum

    ▪ Liddy Clark, former Member for Clayfield and former QLD Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy

    ▪ Tanja Kovac, Tanja Kovac, Consultant CEO of Gender Victoria, Senior Fellow for Gender Equity at Per Capita, and Director of EMILY’s List Australia

    ▪ Maree Overall, CEO of EMILY’s List Australia

     

     

     

  • wine iso'clock

    • Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    • Virtual in Sydney, Australia

     

    wine iso'clock with Tanya Plibersek and Susan Templeman

     

    You’re invited to join the NSW EMILY’s List Action Group for a discussion with Tanya Plibersek, hosted by Susan Templeman. 

     

    We’ll be hosting this event via Zoom, so put on your pyjamas, pour a glass of wine, and join us for a chat about all things Labor women!

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    In Sisterhood,

     

    NSW EMILYs List Action Group

    Members $20, Non-members $25, Concession $10

     

    Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BJPCB

  • 10 Year Celebration Julia Gillard Prime Minister

    • Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 02:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar in Melbourne, Australia

    Join with Julia in the live webinar event.

    On 24 June 2010, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC became the first female Prime Minister of Australia. This event will celebrate her achievements through a live webinar conversation between Julia and Tanya Plibersek.

    They will be joined by special guest Wayne Swan, former Deputy PM and Treasurer.

    Sunday June 21, 2:30 - 4:00pm Webinar
    Join us for this one-off event as they reflect on the past, present and future, brought to you online by EMILY’s List Australia and the Elizabeth Reid Network.

    Book your ticket online and receive your zoom login details  https://www.trybooking.com/BJZBK

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Inspiring Women Forum - Terri Butler MP

    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • Zoom

    QLD EMILY's List Action Group invites you and your friends to our next event on Wednesday 22nd July, 6pm (AEST)

    Terri Butler MP has been dedicated to the advocacy of women's rights and women's issues since her very beginnings in Labor. Join with us for a discussion hosted by Jo Briskey, QELAG Co-Convenor.

    Click on the image to book your place.

  • inspiring women

    • Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 PM

     

    Here's a project you can do that’s fun and creative and could be seen by thousands of people.

    Do you know a girl or woman who inspires you to make a difference in your family, school, community, or the world?

    Is there a female leader you think others should know about?

    This competition will give you a chance to share their story to inspire others.

     

    What you can win:

    Three prizes may be awarded in each state and territory.

    - Most Creative

    - Best Story

    - Most inspirational

    All the winners and a selection of other great entrants will be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

     

     

     

    Empowering Women and Girls to make our world a better place

    The United Nations has a plan to change the world for the better and one of the key parts of this plan is to empower women and girls so that, by 2030, there is gender equality around the world. This plan is built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, with SDG 5 being Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls.

    There are also goals around Climate Action and No Poverty. Watch this great video about the Sustainable Development Goals And learn more about SDG 5: Gender Equality here

     

    A great way to empower women and young girls is to show them what others have done to achieve great things. Think of Jacinda Ardern, the NZ Prime Minister.  These don’t all have to be adults, either. Think of how much impact Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg had on the world before they were even old enough to finish school. Don’t know about Malala and Greta? Or Macinley Butson, a young Australian inventor? Research their lives and impacts and see if you find their stories inspiring.

     

    How to enter:

    Step 1: Think of a woman leader, activist, community worker or family member who inspires you to do your bit for our world

    Step 2: Create a poster, any size, which includes the girl or woman’s name, her age, her story, and why she inspires you. You can use any medium to do this – draw her picture, paint, collage, or use your computer – whatever way you want to show what she has done or is doing.

    Step 3: Photograph or scan your poster and email it, with your name, your school year level and your parent’s/carer’s name, email, and contact phone number to ceo@emilyslist.org.au, subject: Inspiring Women Poster Competition by Friday July 31.     Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.

    Step 4: On the International Day of the Girl on 11 October 2020 we make your poster public (we’ll give you ideas how to do this later).

    Inspiring Women Poster Competition Partners

    EMILY’s List Australia, Her Place Women’s Museum Australia and the UN Association of Australia have partnered to arrange the Inspiring Women Poster Competition. Each of these organisations is working hard to promote Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls.

    EMILY’s List Australia works hard to encourage women and girls to enter politics. One of the major targets of SDG 5 is to bring about a world where all the major decisions made by our governments are made by equal numbers of men and women.

    Her Place Women’s Museum Australia seeks to inspire women and girls by honouring the achievements of known and lesser women through exhibitions, public programs, education resources and an archive of what amazing women have done in the past. It is much easier for women and girls to feel empowered to do whatever they want to do if they can see what other women have also done. Visit their website and check out the 40 women or more they have featured to date.

    The UN Association of Australia is working with schools, businesses, universities and governments to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and, particularly, SDG 5: Gender Equality.

     

    Terms and Conditions

    1. The promoters are EMILY’s List Australia (ELA), Her Place Women’s Museum Australia (Her Place Museum) and the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA).
    2. Information on prizes and how to enter form part of these Terms and Conditions.
    3. By entering this competition, entrants accept these Terms and Conditions as stated.
    4. Entry to this competition is open to all Australian residents between the ages of 4 and 18.
    5. The competition opens on 27 May 2020 and closes 31 July 2020.
    6. Winners will be notified by email by 1 September 2020 for public announcement on Sunday 11 October 2020 – the International Day of the Girl.
    7. You warrant that content you submit is your own/original.
    8. Each entry will be judged by a panel of judges from ELA, Her Place Museum and UNAA.
    9. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    10. Your submission is offered without restriction and the promoters have unlimited rights to publish, use, modify and publicly display and disseminate the content for the purposes of promoting the nominated and other inspirational women in all media without limitation seeking additional approval.
    11. The promoters are the owners of any intellectual property in the Materials created by the artworks submitted to this competition.
    12. Entries must be submitted through the ELA
    13. Artwork must be presented in high quality PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, EPS or AI formats.
    14. If hand-drawn, a high-quality photo image file of the original is to be submitted and may be recreated in one of the above formats by a third party engaged by ELA, Her Place or UNAA. (A good quality photo can be taken by a mobile phone or device.)
    15. This is a competition of skill, awards are given based on the criteria outlined in the rules of the competition. Chance plays no part in determining the winner.
    16. Unless expressly stated, expenses are the responsibility of the award recipients.
    17. All award recipients agree to the use of their name and images for publicity and competition purposes without compensation.
    18. The promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the award except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
    19. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, credit or product and no exchanges are offered.
    20. The laws of Victoria and Australia govern this competition.
    21. In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes; the promotors may in their absolute discretion cancel the event and recommence it from the start on the same conditions at a later date.
    22. Entrants may be photographed or interviewed (via audio or video recording) during any prize presentations.
    23. Photographic images and/or visual footage and/or audio recordings of the submitted artwork and/or prize winners may be produced for publication in digital or print formats for the purposes of encouraging and promoting inspiration girls and women.
    24. Submitted poster artwork will remain the property of ELA, Her Place and UNAA and will not be returned (may be used for publishing purposes).
    25. Submitted poster artwork may be used on ELA, Her Place and UNAA internal web pages, ELA, Her Place and UNAA social media web pages and on ELA, Her Place and UNAA marketing materials for the purpose of promoting and encouraging other women.
    26. If artwork is submitted by someone under the age of 18, use of the child’s name in promotional materials has been expressly authorised by the adult (18 or over) submitting the artwork.
    27. ELA, Her Place and UNAA are committed to protecting privacy. Save for use of the Materials as stated in this Consent form, ELA, Her Place and UNAA Privacy Policies apply to any other use of any “Personal Information” (as that term is defined by the Privacy Act 2000 (Vic)) contained in the Materials. Personal details and content will not be provided to a 3rd party.
  • Caring for our elders: A forum with Ged Kearney

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    The pandemic has exposed the catastrophe of how we care for our elderly. What changes are needed to put care before profits, autonomy and dignity for residents and their families, and a rewarding workplace for all staff in order to meet our expectations of decency? BYO beverage of choice and join Ged Kearney, Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged-Care, for a drink and a chat, hosted by Leigh Svendsen, ELA National Co-Convenor and HSU National Office

    All proceeds to our Early Money Fund to support candidates in the upcoming ACT, QLD, WA state elections and the next Federal election.
    Zoom details will be included with your ticket receipt.

    Click here to book your tickets.

  • Fundraiser for Tracey Bell

    • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Parenting in a pandemic

    Join Sandi Phoenix author of The Phoenix Cups, via zoom, to discuss how to realise your child's potential with Full Cups.
    How do we create any sort of work/life balance when we are parenting, schooling, caring and living at work? Take away some practical ideas about how to apply some positive psychology to the COVID world.
    All funds to support the election of Tracey Bell - Labor for Theodore ALP Candidate for Theodore and Early Childhood Educator in the Queensland State Election.

    Bookings at https://queenslandlabor.org/events/parenting in a pandemic

  • QLD Meet the Candidates Session 2

    • Monday, September 21, 2020 at 06:00 PM

    Introducing our newest EMILY's List endorsed candidates for the Queensland election 2020

    - Lisa O'Donnell for Chatsworth,

    - Susan Krause for Toowoomba South

    - Danielle Shankey for Everton.

    Melissa McMahon MP for Macalister will be our moderator for the forum with a live Q & A at the end of panel discussion.

    Click here for tickets with all proceeds to support progressive Labor women get elected.