Notice of WEL Australia AGM

The WEL Australia 2015-6 AGM will be held Sunday 29th January, 2017 at 12 noon (AEDT).

We invite WEL members across the country to join us for our National WEL Australia AGM. 

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Homelessness in NSW Discussion Paper 2016

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

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Equal Pay Day 2016

Thursday 8th September, is Equal Pay Day 2016. Equal Pay Day marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.

Will you join WEL in promoting Equal Pay Day?

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Federal Parliament Resumes, please help support WEL's work

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. 

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Thank you for your support - Federal Election 2016

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! 

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2016 Turnbull Cabinet and Ministry



On Monday 18th July, the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced the Government's new cabinet and ministry. 

Click HERE to view the full list.

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Wave Newsletter May 16

The Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) Newsletter for May 2016. This issue includes the WAVE Conference, the Federal Election, membership and the petitions to save Working Women’s Centres. 

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Housing and Homelessness Ministers’ Meeting 31 March 2016 Communiqué

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.



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Clive Palmer Gender Equality Speech, House of Representatives, February 2016

The member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, is currently finalising the draft of a private Members’ bill designed to promote gender equality in offices within the Executive Government of the Commonwealth. 

He is seeking community support for a greater representation of women in Cabinet, and would like to see as many women as possible in attendance in the gallery of the House of Representatives when he introduces the bill into Parliament. 

Mr Palmer's office believe that the introduction of the bill is likely to be tabled during the sitting week starting Monday, 29 February 2016.



Date Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Speaker: Palmer, Clive, MP

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Report from the Economic Security for Women in Retirement inquiry

'A husband is not a retirement plan'


The Senate Inquiry into the Economic Security of Women in Retirement has found that if action is not taken now, women currently aged 25-29 will still face a less secure retirement than men of the same age when they retire in 2055.

The Inquiry's final report has been released today and provides 19 recommendations that, if implemented, would narrow the gap between men and women's retirement security.

The Inquiry found that Australia's retirement system disproportionally rewards the working lives of men over women. From their first day at work, Australian women face a structural disadvantage in being able to achieve a safe and dignified retirement.