Welcome to the Women's Electoral Lobby's Election Hub
This is the place to come for information to help you think about your vote before you walk into the polling booth at the next federal election. Our advice is that the federal election is most likely in April or May 2019.
WEL has two main focuses during elections - informing women voters and lobbying the candidates standing for elections on the important issues for women.
Our first step, as always, is to ask WEL members to tell us what matters most. WEL’s 2019 federal election survey “Hearing women's voices, improving women's lives” is now open for your thoughts and comments. We will take your responses to candidates standing for election, so they know the critical issues facing Australian women.
For women voters WEL will host face to face gatherings - Think WEL before you vote Table Talks - in marginal federal electorates. Each table talk will be a space for women to come together to discuss ‘what the Government can do to take pressure off the people you care about’. We will share tips on build relationships with local MPs, given they are your voice in parliament. We will cover recent changes to Senate voting forms and talk about why voting below the line matters, if you want more women in parliament. The table talks are free, go for 2.5 hours and refreshments will be available.
This Election Hub will grow over coming months with:
- - Links to informative, non party political websites such as They vote for you.
- - An Election Table Talk schedule so you know where and when we will be hosting gatherings for women voters.
- - WEL’s election scorecard where we rate political parties against WEL’s campaign issues.
- - Opportunities for you to get involved.
- - And as the NSW election draws closer in March 2019, this hub will also cover NSW issues.
You are invited to join WEL’s Election Action Group which meets fortnightly at our Newtown office. We need all sorts of expertise to make our campaign tick - digital skills, phone skills, letter writing, researching and more. You don’t have to live in Sydney or NSW to be involved. We are keen to hear from WEL members all over Australia as the federal election draws near.
Sign up HERE for WEL Election 2019 news and invitations to campaign events.