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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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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