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WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Claire Chandler

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Claire Chandler

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group is a non-partisan initiative, to redress the gender imbalance in political representation across all of Australia’s parliamentary chambers; from Canberra to our local council chambers. This group will...

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WFEA Welcomes New Ambassador: Sharman Stone

WFEA Welcomes New Ambassador: Sharman Stone

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEAWomen for Election Australia is thrilled to announce that Sharman Stone has become a WFEA Ambassador. Sharman is well known for her strong win in the 1996 Federal election, having won the seat of Murray for the Liberal...

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WFEA Welcomes New Chair

WFEA Welcomes New Chair

The team at Women for Election Australia is excited to announce that Helen Conway will be joining us as Chair of the Board from today. Not only is Helen an award-winning lawyer and an inductee of the Women’s Agenda Hall of Fame, she is also an expert in workplace...

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MEDIA NOTICE from Jennifer Morris, retiring Chair of WFEA

MEDIA NOTICE from Jennifer Morris, retiring Chair of WFEA

Today is my last day as Chair of Women for Election Australia. Together with the like-minded women and men who have served on the Board, as ambassadors, as advisers or volunteers, we have built something special. It is overwhelming to reflect on the thousands of women...

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Intersectional Feminism

Intersectional Feminism

Written by Kali Goldstone, Senior Advisor, WFEA “Intersectionality” has recently become part of the public discussion around feminism, but it’s not new. The term was first used by scholar and civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. While still a student...

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Letter to the editor: New political ‘way’ for women

Letter to the editor: New political ‘way’ for women

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2020 Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is a non-partisan NFP with a mission to inspire and equip more women to run for public office. Last week, we were in Canberra to establish a cross-party parliamentary...

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WFEA at #March4Justice March 2021

WFEA at #March4Justice March 2021

When the #March4Justice marches were announced, the Women for Election team went into overdrive. We were going to attend. We were going to take an active part. We were going to make our voices heard. Many of our board members, volunteers and friends made the trek to...

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Podcast: BroadTalk. Women. Power. The World. Licia Heath.

Podcast: BroadTalk. Women. Power. The World. Licia Heath.

Our CEO Licia Heath recently spoke with Virginia Haussegger for her Broad Talk podcast. With only 31 per cent of federal MP’s female, Australia ranks a poor 50th in the world for women in parliament. In 120 years, Australia has had just one female Prime Minister,...

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Women for Election Australia: Recruiting for a New Chair

Women for Election Australia: Recruiting for a New Chair

Summary:  Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is looking for a passionate, engaging new Chair to lead the exponential growth of the organisation. Supported by a hard-working Board, an experienced and highly-driven CEO and a volunteer secretariat, the new Chair will...

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