Spotlight - How will women vote in the Federal Election? – WEL Forum

WEL will be launching its Policy Priorities for the Federal Election and conducting an online forum on Tuesday 10th May from 12pm to 1pm. A distinguished panel of commentators will put the spotlight on political parties’ women’s policies.

WEL will be releasing its Election Scorecard highlighting parties’ efforts to secure the women’s vote on those issues which matter to them including: work, income adequacy, housing, early childhood education and care, elimination of violence against women and children, women’s representation and education and training.

WEL places a high priority on the climate and environmental crisis which is deeply concerning for women. They play a critical role in community preparation and response to environmental disasters. There needs to be an evidence-based, well-articulated and well-funded transition plan and timetable for growing employment in industries which focus on reducing emissions in transport, energy production and all sectors of manufacturing. Investment in renewables needs to be a priority for the present and future.

All WEL’s policies have been sent to party leaders and key Ministers, Shadows and Spokespeople. The forum will focus on key questions like: Is there a women’s vote? What should a serious gender equity policy platform look like? Are women and their key concerns following the March on Canberra being addressed by the major political parties? How are candidates responding? 

Join WEL for this important discussion. Make women’s vote count for reform and change for a sustainable and equitable future. 

Media Contact: Dr Bronwyn McDonald

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Women's Electoral Lobby Au


Women's Electoral Lobby is a national, independent, non-party political, feminist lobby group working to ensure the rights of Australian women are protected.