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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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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