NSW Budget: Bricks and Mortar with No Heart

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WEL NSW Regrets Budget of Bricks and Mortar with No Heart

(Sydney) 18 June 2019 - Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW expressed deep disappointment with the NSW State Budget, describing it as a triumph of steel and concrete over the needs of vulnerable members of the NSW community.

WEL Executive member and Violence Against Women Action Group leader, Jozefa Sobski AM, said there is little to write home about on the NSW Government’s investment levels in social services and support for struggling communities in NSW.

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Social Housing Critical to Women's Safety

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(Sydney) 14 June 2019 – Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) is very concerned about the findings of recent research for the Australian Housing and Research Institute [1] on Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families, launched today.

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O’Dwyer misses the point on independent criticism

MAY 14, 2019

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(in response to - Kelly O’Dwyer responds to WEL’s election scorecard: ‘It’s not independent & ignores our achievements’).

O’Dwyer misses the point on independent criticism from Women’s Electoral Lobby

WEL’s 2019 Federal Election Scorecard indicates whether parties are listening to Australian women and meeting their needs.

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Federal Budget repackages, rebrands and re-announces

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Federal Budget repackages, rebrands and re-announces


3 April 2019 - Women’s Electoral Lobby Australia is disillusioned with the number of missed opportunities in the 2019-2020 Federal Budget. WEL National Convenor, Ms Jozefa Sobski, noted that there were no new and significant measures to address critical issues having an impact on women in Australia.

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WEL Granted 2nd Women's Place at the Budget Table

UPDATE: 20 March 2019 - Women’s Electoral Lobby was notified recently by the Australian Government of our exclusion from the Federal Budget lockup.

In response to representations from NFAW, Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) and a number of the National Women’s Alliances, MPs and Senators from opposition parties and community leaders, the Office of Women (OfW) made representations to Treasury and today has successfully obtained one more chair in the lockup for Women’s Electoral Lobby. That makes two chairs at the table for national women’s groups.

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Budget Lock Out of Women's Groups

Sydney, 17 March 2019 - Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) and National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW).

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Women's Electoral Lobby welcome federal Labor's Reproductive Rights Policy

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WEL welcomes federal Labor's Reproductive Rights Policy

Sydney, 6 March 2019 - The Women’s Electoral Lobby welcomes federal Labor’s plan to support and enhance women’s reproductive rights.
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WEL NSW welcomes NSW Labor Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Package

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WEL NSW welcomes NSW Labor Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Package

Sydney, 26 February 2019 − Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW welcomes the NSW Labor election package of measures to restore some funding to address domestic violence services depleted by the Going Home Staying Home reforms of the NSW State Government.

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Government needs to get serious on funding Domestic Violence Crisis Services

Sydney Monday 11th February 2019

Government needs to get serious on funding Domestic Violence Crisis Services

 Sydney - 11 February 2019: Women’s Electoral Lobby has labelled today’s Federal Government announcement of $78 million for safe places for women and children escaping domestic violence, as a “pathetic amount of money which is simply window dressing for the Federal election.”

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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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