Lost Petition update

EMILY’s List Australia respects and supports the voices of all women and considers the Lost Petition to be an important artwork and a voice for those who can no longer represent themselves. We’re disappointed that some reports are suggesting that EMILY’s List Australia has a role in what is displayed at HerPlace museum. We do not. The museum held an event at which the Lost Petition was hung, with our upcoming HerStory exhibition as the backdrop. Some comments made by an EMILY’s List volunteer, rightly pointing out that onsite counsellors are often needed when displaying such an important yet challenging artwork, have been reported out of context and inaccurately. We understand it was always intended by the museum to hang the artwork for their one event – further detail than that, we’ll respectfully leave to the museum sisters to comment on. Although the purpose of EMILY’s List Australia is to support the election of progressive Labor women, we also actively participate in conversations relating to our core values and finding solutions to the devastating impacts of family violence. We strongly support museums and galleries across Australia finding opportunities to hang The Lost Petition so all Australians can see it and participate in this important conversation.

Come work with us - CEO Role

ELA is recruiting We are sad to advise members that our wonderful CEO Maree Overall has decided that it is time for her to move to other amazing opportunities in her life. We are immensely grateful for the time Maree has spent with us and everything she has achieved during her time as CEO. We promise we will provide more information to you all at a soon to be announced farewell/thank you event to celebrate Maree’s fabulous time with EL, and it will be a celebration of some incredible achievements and tenacity, especially in the time of COVID. So if you'd like to work with us, please click here for the position description and speak to our National Co-convenor, Leigh Svendsen for further information.    Applications close Tuesday March 15, 2022 - submit via email to [email protected] Leigh Svendsen & Sharon Claydon MP Leigh - Phone 0418 538 989 | Email [email protected] And from Maree - It's been an enormous privilege to work with the feisty feminists of ELA over the past four years.    It's been a time of organisational change and renewal. Despite the impact of the pandemic, we have come through thanks to the many members and volunteers who are dedicated to the mission of electing more Labor progressive women.  I have every confidence there will be much to celebrate in SA in March, federally in May, and again in VIC in November.   There will be time to reflect and say my many thank you's before signing off.  But for me now it's time, time for a break and time for family.  

Balancing the voice of power: Being heard and igniting change

The ACT EMILY's List Action Group hosted virtual event on July 24, with special guests from EMILY's List USA sharing their experiences and insights of getting women into office. 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

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

Health and well-being in uncertain times

First and foremost, we acknowledge all our members and supporters who are facing challenging times with the impact the current health crisis is having on you, your families, work places and communities. It is concerning and stressful, and a time when we all need to take care of ourselves and each other to the best of our abilities under the guidance of health professionals. Our focus at ELA is to ensure we are doing all we can to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus and put the health and well-being of the community at the forefront of our planning.   Continue reading

International Women's Day auction

2020 is a huge year for EMILY's List Australia with NT, ACT and QLD state and territory elections coming up fast. We need women who support Choice, Equity, Diversity, Equal Pay and Early Childhood Education 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. To celebrate International Women's Day we've launched a nation-wide online auction of four exclusive items of feminist memorabilia and art. Continue reading

New t-shirts have arrived

Just in time for International Women's Day, we're releasing a new line of feminist t-shirts! Continue reading

Australia's first Gender Equality Bill passes first hurdle

The Gender Equality Bill proposed by the Andrews Labor Government last year has passed in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Continue reading

Congratulations to members honoured

Congratulations to our ELA sisters, past and present, who have recently received very well deserved acknowledgement for their many contributions to women and our communities across Australia: Continue reading

Sizzling summer sale

Summer Sale Get ready to go back to school with these summer sale items! Water bottles, 'Future PM' children's t-shirts and 'Spot on, Joan' notebooks all reduced to $15. Shop summer sale

Australia drops in gender gap rankings

This week the World Economic Forum released their annual Global Gender Gap Report where Australia has dropped 5 ranking places to #44 out of 153 countries. Continue reading

ANU study shows growing gender differences in voting

The ANU Australian Election Study has released the data for the 2019 federal election. Continue reading

2019 award winners

We're proud to announce the winners of the 2019 EMILY's List Australia awards. Congratulations to all of these exceptional women who have made immense contributions to the feminist movement. Continue reading

Annual General Meeting - November 29, 2019

This year's AGM will be held on Friday November 29th, at the QVWC, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne in the Level 4 Victoria Room at 6pm AEDT. Continue reading

WA award nominations open

Each year Emily’s List WA recognises the achievements of two women through the Pat Giles Award and the Don’t Be Too Polite Girl Award at the annual Pat Giles Lunch. Continue reading

National award nominations open

It's that time of year again: nominate your favourite feminists from around the country for the recognition they deserve! Winners cannot be a current member of EMILY’s List’s national committee, as this committee decides the award recipient/s. Click here for the Mollie Smith Award nomination form Continue reading

Apply for the 2020 Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship

EMILY’s List Australia (ELA) is seeking applications for the 2020 Julia Gillard Next Generation Intern.   Continue reading

Bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW introduced

Today 15 MPs from Labor, Liberals, Greens, Animal Justice & Independents are introducing a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW. Continue reading

2019 Federal Election Review

Now that there has been some time for considered reflection on the election outcome, we are seeking EMILY's List Australia members' and supporters' views on the Australian Labor Party's 2019 federal election campaign. Continue reading

'What would Joan Kirner do?' special auction

In the lead up to the 'What Would Joan Kirner Do?' 2019 event we are hosting an exciting online auction featuring a piece signed by the late Joan Kirner herself. Continue reading