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. *Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: TUESDAY 1st MAY
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.Read more
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.Read more
The Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW (WEL) roundly condemns the Federal Government’s submission to the Fair Work Commission as a retrograde step that is completely out of touch.
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 JUNE 2016
MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES COMMIT TO EXTRA FUNDING OF FRONTLINE SERVICES
FOR WOMEN ESCAPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) is pleased that three of the major parties have advised they will commit to extra funding of frontline services, including women’s refuges, for women and children escaping domestic violence.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 June 2016
Baird Government Needs to Get Serious About
Domestic Violence Funding
Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) says the Baird Government should get serious about funding for frontline services for women fleeing domestic violence.Read more