Events

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  • 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