WEL NSW is Hiring!

WEL NSW is looking to recruit a highly motivated and energetic feminist to work with the Executive, a full-time Policy and Campaign Coordinator, its membership and other advocacy groups to ensure that WEL builds its ongoing capacity to achieve social change for women.

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Australian Government commits to action on domestic violence

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Women Michaelia Cash, and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty have announced a suite of measures committing the Australian Government to action on domestic violence, but have not addressed separating women's refuges and housing from homelessness services. 


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Open Letter to Prime Minister Turnbull

WEL has joined with Fair Agenda in urging Prime Minister Turnbull to make addressing gender inequality a core focus of his Government – as evidence tells us Australian women and families will continue to face violence until equality is achieved.

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Turnbull Ministry

Appointing five women to Cabinet is a good start, but Prime Minister Turnbull has more to do to balance his selection of women and men to Ministry positions. 

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Women's Refuges and Housing Program: WEL seeks comments

The Women’s Electoral Lobby and several other women’s organisations are advocating for long term Commonwealth/State Funding for a Women's Refuges and Housing Program (WRAHP). 

WEL are currently consulting widely on the WRAHP proposal and we welcome your support and comments.


We have just launched a petition which you can sign here - www.wel.org.au/wrahp - Please share widely!

Please email any feedback to [email protected] by 19 October.

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Making Waves: Women in Adult and Vocational Education

Two amazing young women are undertaking exciting projects with Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE).

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Serious haemorrhage after sexual assault downgraded to category two emergency response in NSW

People haemorrhaging blood after rape or sexual assault will no longer be considered a category one response by NSW Ambulances. 

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New Housing Bill compounds concerns of vulnerable tenants

Women are disproportionately affected by the housing shortage crisis in NSW. For many women in NSW it is a struggle to attain appropriate and affordable housing. 

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The culture within parliament needs to change

National Chair of the Women's Electoral Lobby, Melanie Fernandez, speaks to ABC NewsRadio's Glen Bartholomew about the shocking representation of women in our parliament and the trickle down effect this has on policy making. 

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'Pro life or anti-choice' - an interview with Between The Sheets

Women's Electoral Lobby Chair, Melanie Fernandez, recently sat down with Between The Sheets to discuss pro-life groups targeting women seeking abortions.

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