Government’s response to women’s financial insecurity needs turbo-charging

Sydney – Tuesday 20 November: Women’s Electoral Lobby welcomes Minister for Women Kelly O‘Dwyer’s commitment to women’s financial security, “It is a start, but it falls short on substantially addressing fundamental areas of women’s financial insecurity,” said Philippa Hall, Convenor of WEL NSW. 

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WEL Statement on Luke Foley Nov, 8 - 2018

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Women’s Electoral Lobby stands with reporter Ashleigh Raper

SYDNEY 8 November 2018 - The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) NSW condemns NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley’s alleged assault and attack of ABC reporter Ashleigh Raper.

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Women’s Electoral Lobby welcomes NSW Labor commitment to decriminalise abortion, urges the Premier to a joint commitment.

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Wednesday 24th OCTOBER, 2018 –

Women’s Electoral Lobby welcomes NSW Labor commitment to decriminalise abortion, urges the Premier to a joint commitment.

Women’s Electoral Lobby welcomes the NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley’s announcement that a future Labor Government will move to decriminalise abortion in NSW.

Mary O’Sullivan from WEL’s Abortion Action Group congratulated the Opposition Leader for promising to end NSW’s isolation as the only state to criminalise abortion, now that the Queensland Parliament has legislated.

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WEL calls on NSW MPs to follow Queensland and modernise abortion laws

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Thursday 18 October 2018

WEL calls on NSW MPs to follow Queensland and modernise abortion laws.

Wendy McCarthy, Chair of the WEL Round Table for Abortion Law Reform in NSW, this morning congratulated the Queensland Parliament on last night’s passage of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018. *

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Transparency key to compelling all organisations to deliver Pay Equality

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SYDNEY 23 September 2018 - The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) welcomes the Shorten Labor party’s policy announcement on improvements to reporting and accountability of Australia's largest companies for their gender pay gaps.

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A GOOD 1st STEP TO ADDRESSING WOMEN’S FINANCIAL INSECURITY

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A GOOD 1st STEP TO ADDRESSING WOMEN’S FINANCIAL INSECURITY

SYDNEY 19 September 2018 - the Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) welcome Labor’s policy announcement today to address a key contributor to Australian women’s financial insecurity.

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Paid domestic violence leave entitlements essential

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For media comment by WEL NSW contact: Philippa Hall 0466273308 or Cat Gander 0419 886620

Government can’t afford not to take the next step - paid domestic violence leave entitlements essential for women’s safety and financial security

(Wednesday, 1 August) – The Women’s Electoral Lobby (NSW) welcomes day one for Australia’s first national domestic and family violence leave entitlement with a warning to the Federal Government – don’t pause, keep going.

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WEL NSW Welcomes Queensland Decriminalisation Recommendations

 

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Wednesday 19 July 2018

 

WEL NSW welcomes the release of the Queensland Law Reform Commission report that recommends removing abortion from the State’s Criminal Code.

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WEL to handover postcards to NSW Politicians

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Survivors of Domestic Violence to Sing at handover, NSW Parliament House Wednesday 2nd May

Thousands of community members in NSW have signed the Women’s Electoral Lobby’s Keep the lights on in women’s refuges postcard campaign. WEL urges the NSW government to improve how we prevent and respond to domestic violence by strengthening and properly investing in one of the three main service entry points for victims of violence in NSW – specialist women’s domestic violence refuges.

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Women’s Electoral Lobby, like White Ribbon, re-affirms that reproductive choice is essential to combat violence against women.

WEL is very disturbed by Senator Cory Bernardi’s motion in the Australian Senate on Thursday 16th November which criticised White Ribbon Australia for supporting women’s right to access abortion as one of many options for preventing reproductive coercion. Senator Bernardi’s motion targeted womens' right and capacity to make their own decisions when it comes to their health and wellbeing, including whether and when to have children. That it did so in the context of women’s experiences of violence is particularly distressing.

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