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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Abortion to remain illegal in NSW despite lobbying

Melanie Fernandez, chair of Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) NSW, said she was not optimistic about the decriminalisation of abortion, despite a coalition of women's groups meeting ministers, shadow ministers and telling their members to lobby their MPs.

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Mothers would rather have affordable childcare than PPL

Chair of The Women's Electoral Lobby, Melanie Fernandez, was featured in an SBS article on paid parental leave. 

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Neville Wran's Decade of Social Progress

With his passing, many tributes to Neville Wran have focused on his achievements in strengthening physical and environmental infrastructure. For many of us Neville Wran’s greatest achievement was leading the building of social infrastructure and social reform which led a paradigm shift and changed society for the better in NSW and, arguably, throughout Australia.

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WEL NSW celebrates 40 years

WEL NSW held its 40th anniversary celebrations last night at NSW Parliament House.

It was wonderful to bring our members, supporters, friends and family together to celebrate the amazing work that WEL has done since 1972 and look forward to the work that WEL will be doing in the coming years.

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WEL NSW election forum at Parliament House

On Thursday 3rd March feminists gathered at parliament house for the WEL State Election Forum. Women’s groups quizzed The Minister for Women, Jodi McKay, Shadow Minister for Women, Pru Goward, and Greens Spokesperson for Women, Cate Faehrmann, on a range of policy issues,

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WEL woman “gone postal”

In a move that’s WEL overdue, one of the founding members of WEL, Eva Cox, has finally been officially recognised for her work on behalf of women.

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