WEL congratulates long-time WEL member, WEL NSW Executive Member and past WEL NSW Convenor, Jozefa Sobski on receiving the honour of Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, awarded for significant service to women's rights and migrant advocacy, and to higher education and skills based training.Read more
OPINION: Postgraduate student of international development, WEL member, and host of feminist group, ‘Fight for your Right to Book Club’, Emma McKenzie looks at the pace of State and Federal Government action against perpetrators of image-based abuse.
In October 2016 WEL, together with The Older Women's Network, submitted a discussion paper titled Response to Foundations for change - Homelessness in NSW Discussion Paper.Read more
This week Federal Parliament returns after a 116 day hiatus. With the Coalition on 76 seats in the House of Representatives, and an uncertain Senate, moving from 8 crossbench senators to 11, our 45th Parliament is set to be a very interesting stage indeed. It's at a time like this that our voices really matter.
In this term of Government, the Women's Electoral Lobby will keep demanding reforms that ensure financial security for women. We'll be continuing our advocacy and lobbying the Government to commit to funding the Women and Children's Safety Program. We’re holding parties and politicians to their pre-election promises and continuing to examine how their policies really support women.
Dear members, supporters, donors and friends,
We're writing to say thank you very much.
In the weeks leading up to the Federal Election, our community helped us spread the word that feminism is alive and WEL! We want to send a big heartfelt thank you - we simply couldn't run our campaigns without your support!
Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers last met together in March 2013, although State and Territory Ministers met in October 2015. This first meeting of 2016 in Brisbane was an opportunity for Ministers to consider key issues and agree to further work and national collaboration around housing and homelessness.