Yes, more women are running for office in the Federal Election – but not in winnable seats

Yes, more women are running for office in the Federal Election – but not in winnable seats

It’s exciting to see that a record-breaking number of women are running in this Federal Election, but the numbers mask the real story – according to new research from ANU, just two in 10 female candidates are contesting winnable seats. Male candidates are overwhelmingly more likely to be up for election in safe, winnable seats….

Women for Election In Conversation with Penny Sharpe :: Recording

Women for Election In Conversation with Penny Sharpe :: Recording

Penny Sharpe is the ALP Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Parliament’s Upper House and Shadow Minister for the Environment.  First elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2005, Penny has held a variety of Government and Opposition portfolios including Heritage, Transport and Planning, Family and Community Services, as well as Disability Inclusion. Advancing…

POWER LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN: Australians concerned that women are significantly underrepresented across all levels of Government

POWER LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN: Australians concerned that women are significantly underrepresented across all levels of Government

Women for Election urges Australians to rethink the face of power ahead of the Federal Election and support a new era of female political leadership Sydney – Women for Election, a for-purpose organisation that provides practical support for women seeking to enter politics, is urging more Australian women to get involved in politics and become…

Launch of Parliamentary Friends of Women for Election

Launch of Parliamentary Friends of Women for Election

By Kali Goldstone, Consultant at WOMEN FOR ELECTION On Tuesday November 30th, Women for Election launched our Parliamentary Friends of Women for Election online at Parliament House. It was an auspicious event considering that the report, Set the Standard, authored by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, a culmination of a seven-month review of the workplace culture…

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis 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 bring together female and male champions from across party lines and states to show support for the work WFEA is doing out in the community Senator…

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Susan McDonald

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Susan McDonald

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis 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 bring together female and male champions from across party lines and states to show support for the work WFEA is doing out in the community Senator…

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Deborah O’Neill

WFEA Parliamentary Friendship Group: Senator Deborah O’Neill

The Women for Election Australia Parliamentary Friendship Groupis 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 bring together female and male champions from across party lines and states to show support for the work WFEA is doing out in the community Senator…