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Indigenous Lives Matter

Indigenous Lives Matter

WFEA joins the urgent call for racial justice here in Australia and stands in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatters movements. Over the past week, we have seen tens of thousands of Australians protest online and on the streets to demand an end to the racism and...

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Sue Cato joins Women for Election as an Ambassador

Sue Cato joins Women for Election as an Ambassador

 We are delighted to announce Sue Cato as a new Ambassador of Women for Election Australia. Not only is Sue a leader in her profession and a generous philanthropist, but she understands the critical need to have more women at the decision making table in our...

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Women for Election In Conversation: Interrupted June 2020

Women for Election In Conversation: Interrupted June 2020

  Today at 1pm our Women for Election Australia event webinar was hacked by people who feel challenged when women speak out. These people are more commonly known as misogynists. A misogynist can be a man or a woman (in this case it was men) but is defined as a...

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Women for Election Information Session via Zoom :: May 2020

Women for Election Information Session via Zoom :: May 2020

We recently ran a Women for Election Information Session to explain what we do and why we do it. If you missed it, here is a recording. https://youtu.be/KXluuj3S40I Licia is the CEO of Women for Election Australia (WFEA) and ran as an Independent in the high profile...

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Article: Event to increase women in politics

Article: Event to increase women in politics

Article: Event to increase women in politics Article published in The Canberra Times and written by Sally Whyte. When Licia Heath ran as an independent candidate at the Wentworth by-election last year, she had little idea what she was in for. Since that "six week...

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Article: Women – your parliament needs you!

Article: Women – your parliament needs you!

Article: Women - your parliament needs you! Article published in Her Canberra and written by Emma Macdonald. Purchase tickets here >>> MARGARET THATCHER ONCE STATED: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING SAID, ASK A MAN: IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE ASK A WOMAN. But when it...

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Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council

Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council

Today the AGEC launched our Manifesto for Gender Equality, a comprehensive statement of what true gender equality looks like and what is required to achieve it. While covering 12 dimensions of work and life, it importantly identifies the causes of inequality, not just...

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Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

Not only in Australia but right around the world’s democracies, the quality of political leadership is as low as I can ever remember it – ranging, with only a handful of exceptions, from the underwhelming to the desolate to the appalling. Gareth Evans looks at what it...

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Black women take US mayoral reins in record numbers.

Black women take US mayoral reins in record numbers.

"Black women have historically driven the American political agenda as organizers and as voters. Now, an increasing number are leading the biggest cities in the United States. In 2013, one black woman was mayor of a major U.S. city, but black women today run seven of...

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