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MS 3683 comprises correspondence, 1972-1988; financial records, 1978-1989; Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) national conference records, 1973-1982; records relating to WEL involvement in other conferences such as the National Women's Tax Summit, National Agenda for Women Conference and the United Nations Decade for Women; records relating to WEL activities such as lobbying federal parliamentarians, the production of the WEL national bulletin, submissions and press releases; and, subject files on a wide range of WEL interests including childcare, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, the Family Law Act, maternity leave, wages and the Sex Discrimination Act. The collection also includes a small quantity of records of the Women's Electoral Lobby (ACT) and the Women's Centre Inc. (63 boxes).
MS Acc99.169 comprises further records of the Women's Electoral Lobby (37 boxes)
MS Acc10.116 comprises records that are categorised as follows: WEL in the media; WEL Australia (National) archive; WEL submissions; WEL ACT (Australian Capital Territory); and Women's Liberation. WEL in the media comprises news cuttings. A substantial portion of the WEL Australia records consists of research and working papers on women's issues and legislation relating to women, such as affirmative action, casual and part-time workers, childbirth, contraception, abortion, divorce, domestic violence, feminism, health, human rights, parental leave, pregnancy, reproductive rights, sexism, sex discrimination, single mothers and tax reform. WEL Australia records also include: papers relating to conferences and other events conducted by WEL; correspondence; posters; election material; WEL National Management Committee minutes and correspondence; newsletters; photographs; policy documents; funding papers; WEL history papers; and records reflecting relations between WEL Australia, various women's organisations and WEL state and territory branches. WEL submissions, to which there is an extensive index, document the organisation's lobbying activities at both national and state level. The small component titled Women's Liberation contains newsletters (58 boxes, 1 fol. box).
MS Acc13.080 comprises nNewsletters; members lists; National Committee minutes; lobbying guides; submissions; documents on indigious education funding; media releases; letters and press clippings relating to the Young Women's Electoral Lobby in various states; Annual General Meetings documentation; correspondence; leaflets and publications relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby; and papers relating the the Circle of Matriarchs. This addition also includes Abstracts from the Third National Women's Health Conference 1995; papers relating to the 4th UN Conference on Women, NGO Forum, Beijing 1995; a signed WEL Guest Book 1991; bulletins of the Coalition of Australian Participating Organisations of Women (CAPOW), and WEL affairs and media releases (1 box).
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1757433).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Records of the Women's Electoral Lobby, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.
MS 3683 was donated to the Library in five consignments between 1973 and 1995. Further papers were then added in 1998, 1999, 2010 and 2013.
Other material relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby held by the National Library include Dulcie Bethune Speeches (MS 5110), Diana Graham Papers (MS 7604), Mary Sexton Collection (MS 8541) and the Meredith Hinchliffe Papers (MS 5139).
Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.
The Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) is a women's political lobby group whose broad objectives are to bring about legislative changes to ensure equality for women and to influence and educate public opinion on a wide range of issues which directly affect women.
WEL has been involved in preparing pamphlets, articles, submissions and press releases on issues such as childcare, equal pay, maternity leave, affirmative action, the Sex Discrimination Act, superannuation, taxation, the budget and marital property. WEL has also jointly and solely sponsored conferences such as the National Women's Tax Summit, the National Agenda for Women Conference, and conferences relating to the UN Decade for Women.
WEL was formed in 1972, and the first National Conference was held in 1973. Until 1978, WEL consisted of state and regional groups only. At the 1978 National Conference it was decided to form a national office known as WEL (Australia) in Canberra employing a part-time National Co-ordinator and a Secretary/Treasurer. The role of the National Co-ordinator was to liaise with WEL groups, other women's organisations, politicians and the media; to produce the National Bulletin, and to co-ordinate national WEL campaigns.
WEL National Co-ordinators, 1978-88 are as follows.
1978-79: Maria De Leo
1980-81: Yvonne Carnahan
1982-83: Pamela Denoon
1983-84: Lorelle Thompson
1984: Joanne Morgan
1985-86: Jane Elix
1986-88: Lynn Lee
1988: Joy Taylor
In 1980 the WEL National Management Committee was established consisting of a member from each state or territory, the National Co-ordinator and the National Treasurer. The functions of the committee were to co-ordinate the flow of information to and from the National Co-ordinator and to assist in national WEL decision making.
WEL (Australia) is closely affiliated with WEL (ACT) which has provided financial and other support to the national office and the National Co-ordinator. There has also been some staff crossover between the two bodies. Many of the activities initiated by WEL (ACT), such as lobbying Federal MPs were later taken over by WEL (Australia). WEL (ACT) also had a major role in organising the National Women's Tax Summit in 1985.
This consignment comprises correspondence, financial records, national conference records, records relating to involvement in other conferences and other activities, submissions, printed material, press releases, subject files and related papers.
This material is contained in 59 boxes (MS 3683, Boxes 1-59).
Contains correspondence of WEL (ACT), 1972-78 and of the National Co-ordinator of WEL (Australia), 1980-88. The correspondence is primarily with other WEL groups and parliamentarians. It also includes correspondence with Beatrice Faust, 1986-88 on the history of WEL and National Co-ordinator job applications and correspondence with a variety of unions, government and non-government organisations.
Other WEL correspondence is located throughout the collection.
Includes invoice and statement books, bank statements, cheque butts, receipt books, petty cash books, ledgers and other financial records arranged by financial year.
Contains programs, press releases, papers presented at the conferences, correspondence, registration forms, reports on the conferences, agendas, WEL annual reports and other records. The 1982 National Conference was held in Canberra and organised by WEL (Australia).
Records relating to the National Women's Tax Summit held on 22 June 1985 in Canberra.
Includes records relating to women in politics and the lobbying of members of Parliament on women's issues.
The files include correspondence, Hansard extracts, speeches, cuttings and transcripts of interviews. Most of the files are very slight. Larger ones include Reginald Bishop, Jim Cairns, Clyde Cameron, John L. Carrick, Joan Child, Don Chipp, Barry Cohen, Ruth Coleman, Robert Cotton, R. J. Ellicott, Kep Enderby, Malcolm Fraser, Ken Fry, John Gorton, Margaret Guilfoyle, Philip Lynch, Douglas McClelland, Jean Melzer, Susan Ryan and Ian Sinclair. The files are arranged alphabetically.
vol. 2, 1979 no. 1-3, 5, 7, 10, 13-14, 18 and 20;
vol. 3, 1980 no. 1-3, 5, 7, 11, 13-14, 16 and 18;
vol. 4, 1981 no.2;
vol. 5, 1982 no. 7 and 8;
vol. 6, 1983 no.10;
vol. 7 1984 no. 1, 6, 9-10;
vol. 8, 1985 no. 1, 3;
vol. 9, 1986 no. 1-10;
vol. 10, 1987 no. 2, 4, 6-8;
vol. 11, 1988 no. 1-2.
Contains correspondence, submissions, speeches reports and other records relating to childcare. The records were originally maintained by WEL (ACT), and were continued from 1980 by the National Co-ordinator.
Includes correspondence of Yvonne Carnahan, 1981-82 and correspondence and papers of Pamela Dunoon, 1980-82
Includes correspondence of the convenor, Elizabeth Bilney; reports of the Group, 1972-74; publications; WEL information sheets; reports; press releases and other records.
Newsletters, correspondence and other records received by WEL (Australia) from State and regional WEL groups.
WEL (ACT) records have been retained in this collection due to the group's close association with WEL (Australia). Other WEL (ACT) records are located in series 1 and series 9. In some cases it is not clear which body maintained the files.
Includes National Women's Advisory Council correspondence and Draft Australian plan of action; conference speeches and workshop reports; WEL correspondence; reports on women's issues; newspaper cuttings; agenda; minutes and other papers.
Includes agenda; UN and UNESCO papers on the status of women; WEL correspondence, 1979-80; press releases, 1980; and UN programs for action for the Decade for Women.
Papers for conferences attended by WEL members.
Subject files arranged in alphabetical order by file title. The files contain correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reports, submissions, newsletters, speeches, publications, press releases, and other records and reflect the wide range of WEL activities and interests.
Topics include taxation (National Women's Tax Summit), equal pay, the Government's National Agenda for Women, affirmative action legislation, abortion, 1985 budget, childcare and family allowances. Also includes some cuttings and WEL (ACT) Newsletter, Sept. 1984
Topics include childcare, Affirmative Action Bill, National Agenda for Women Conference and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)
The records include: correspondence, 1975-78 relating to government grants, job applications and financial details; minutes of the Women's House Committee, 1976; financial statements; typescripts on the functions of the Women's Centre and other records
This consignment comprises papers relating to: Equal pay for comparable worth, New Federalism, The role of women in the economy and the Women's Tax Convention.
This material is contained in 4 boxes (MS 3683, Boxes 60-63).
This consignment comprises further records of the Women's Electoral Lobby.
This material is contained in 37 boxes (MS Acc99.169 Boxes 1-37).
Letters, campaign material, resource kit, correspondence from Women in Australia and abroad
Award nominees, conference papers, song sheets, conference organisers material
Papers, correspondence, seminar notes
Policy statements, ALP Caucus Status of Women Committee papers
Discussion points on the Therapeutic Good Amendment Bill 1995 (RU 486)
Policy documents, correspondence
WEL questionnaire to all parties in relation to Women's issues
Media releases, Party statements
News clippings, Media release
Media releases, policy statements
Correspondence, policy statements
Press clippings, correspondence an extract from Hansard
Correspondence, policy statements, 'Australian Women Speak' report, 6th national Liberal Women's Conference papers
Correspondence, Wettank newsletters, draft questionnaires
Statements, background information, correspondence
Policy statements, speech transcripts, news releases
Social comment document from The Brotherhood of St Laurence, DSS Help for sole parents information booklet, DSS You and Your Family information booklet
Census, information booklets
Background paper, court finding, Government reports, correspondence, information booklet
Articles, correspondence, press releases, issues paper
Articles, correspondence, press releases, issues paper, Study on Government spending on work-related child care, research paper draft
Articles, correspondence, report by John Engel, news release
Correspondence, survey report, press clippings, Memorandum on Work-related childcare
UN papers, correspondence information papers
Draft Newsletter, Conference flyer, draft program
Correspondence, conference program, NATSEM Technical paper and discussion paper, articles, seminar papers, booklets
Sub-Committee reports, correspondence, information papers
Sub-Committee reports, correspondence, information papers, Conference abstracts
Accreditation notes, correspondence
Articles, cards, Peace bureau flyer, correspondence, press clippings, bulletins, newsletters, speech transcripts
papers, press clippings, newsletter
Briefings and readings
Correspondence, newsletters, mission statements,
Conference overview, strategic papers, reports, newsletters, correspondence
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles
Copies of draft Beijing declaration and Platform for Action
Conference info sheets, newspapers, booklets, flyers, map
Transcripts of speeches
Interim Australian National Report to the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women
Compendium of language suggestions for the conference; Draft platform for action
Correspondence, flyers, conference papers
Correspondence, articles, Draft plan of Action, strategic report, recommendations on Human Rights
Handwritten notes from sessions, information kit, conference papers, articles
Delegates list, motions for consideration
Organising Committee papers, correspondence, Information and Programme draft
Correspondence relating to the organisation of the conference
Post-conference papers, correspondence, financial records, reviews
Minutes, Agendas, correspondence
Bank Statements, financial records
Correspondence, organising committee papers, notes from the 1992 conference
Abstract, handouts, pamphlets
Correspondence, applications, Operational Grants - referee reports, criteria for assessment
Guidelines for Operational grants, applications, work plans
Final Grant performance report for OSW, incorporated statements
Guidelines, correspondence, background research papers
Media releases, copy of Senate Hansard
Correspondence, Committee overview, minutes of meetings and teleconferences, agenda
Funding submission, correspondence
Pre Round Table papers, correspondence, notes, statement
Correspondence, outcomes document, agenda, reports, tabled papers
Correspondence, agenda, reports, tabled papers
Correspondence, agenda, reports, tabled papers, briefing papers
Correspondence, discussion papers
Correspondence, press clipping, report on EB, issues papers, statement of concerns, articles, correspondence of Edna Ryan
Discussion papers, booklets, newsletters
Discussion papers, guidelines for employers, seminar papers, reports, papers relating to the 30 year celebration of the removal of the Marriage Bar, EEO conference agenda
Correspondence, media release, discussion papers, letters from Wendy fating MP, Ralph Willis MP, Senator Peter Cook, Leader of the opposition John Howard, Ian McPhee MP, Tom McVeigh MP, Philip Ruddock MP, Senators Margaret Reid and Shirley Walters, discussion papers, recommendations
Voluntary and Natural Death Bill 1993 (ACT Government), notes
Articles, Eva Cox lecture transcript
Discussion papers, responses to questions put by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Correspondence, Edited Submission to the Industrial Relations Commission, Submitted submission on Family Court Counsellors Case, Report from Conference on Legislative and Award restrictions to Women's Employment, newspaper clippings
Meeting notes, correspondence, review of National Wage Case Principles submissions, Statement of Concerns, Discussion paper, press cuttings, ACCI Report on Federal Enterprise Agreements, media releases, speech transcript, ACTU Accord agreement correspondence with Laurie Brereton
Draft log of claims, correspondence, Conference report, Memorandum, AIRC Statement on Wage Fixing Principles, Speech transcript, ACCI Statement of Position, NFF Assessment of Labour Costs, Conference papers
Family Court Counsellors material
Discussion papers, correspondence
Correspondence, strategies, submissions
Information papers, news clippings, correspondence
Bulletins, press clippings, correspondence,
Correspondence, discussion papers, press releases, ACCI submission, DIR Report, Conference papers Checklist for equality, Section 150A review papers
Correspondence, press release, DVA employment briefing and paper
Correspondence, EPAD Discussion papers on restructuring, Weetag proposal, papers relating to the abolition of the Women's Bureau
Draft policy on compensation, papers relating to the Child Support Evaluation Advisory Group, facts sheet, policy guidelines, press releases, discussion papers, EPAC Childcare task force circular, policy papers, correspondence
Meeting notes, memos, Congress '96 conference papers, budget response, correspondence
Press clippings, letters from Kim Beazley, Leader of the opposition to WEL, Senator Chris Schacht, Senator Jocelyn Newman, Dr Carmen Lawrence MP, Senator Vicki Bourne, Senator John Faulkner
Press clippings, Journal articles, TGA Amendment Bill 1996 - amendments moved by Senator Harradine, draft document 'Every 2 minutes' by David Healy and Jock Findlay, conference paper on RU 486, background information on RU 486 prepared by the Office of Senator Brian Harradine, Medical Journal articles
Family Law reform Bill (No. 2) 1995, Family Law Council report, Family Law Council Annual Report, Family Law Act monitoring report
Dependent Spouse Rebate paper by Jenny Goldin, policy paper by Alison McClelland, press clippings, correspondence, letter from Senator Rosemary Crowley, press release, HIC Childcare cash rebate scheme paper,
Paper on RU 486 trials, correspondence, discussion papers and notes, letters relating to the ACT Government Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1994, Information papers, Draft Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1994, Meeting minutes, draft petition, articles, paper by Ravenholt 'Pronatalist Zealotry and population Pressure Conflicts', papers relating to the United States Webster decision, Jo Wainer typed notes on the parliamentary debate on the Abortion Funding Abolition Bill, press cuttings, report to CEDAW, Reports, Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women OSW, project proposal
Meeting Agendas, minutes, Financial Statements, discussion papers, budget projections, correspondence, reports
Correspondence, drafts, submissions and Reports by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee, undated article by Professor Carol Smart ' Losing the Struggle for another Voice: The Case of family law, national Women's Justice Coalition papers, Family Law Council newsletters
Greens assessment of the federal Budget, Social Justice Statement, DSS changes to Allowances information pack, media releases, ACOSS Assessment of the budget, press clippings, Women's Budget Statement from DR Carmen Lawrence
Budget assessment from Margaret Reynolds' Office, Pre-Budget Submission from the WEL, Statement on Regional Australia, correspondence
Media releases, Health and family Service Budget Fact sheets, Leader of the Opposition Address in reply, Opposition Media release, Budget papers, 'Our Commitment to Women' statement by Jocelyn Newman, DSS budget overview
Facts sheet, Social justice statement, An Agenda for families, EPAC strategy for budget, House of Reps Hansard, Newspaper reports
DEETYA Budget pack 1996,
Media release, correspondence, budget reaction, Women and Work, briefing papers, DSS papers
Newspaper clipping, budget assessments in relation to women, correspondence
Papers relating to the coalition policy of Fightback!
Correspondence, Agendas, minutes of meetings
Correspondence, Agendas, minutes of meetings, media release, conference papers
Newsletter, correspondence, reports
Correspondence, telexes, various Curricula Vitae
Papers, correspondence, News release, Report on Pilot survey into the status of Women in Small Business
Correspondence, newsletters, constitution, president's letters, conference papers, discussion papers
Correspondence, newsletters, reports, discussion papers, Submissions to Government enquiries
Correspondence, Lists of non-compliant companies, newsletters, Submission by WEL on Affirmative Action, media releases, newspaper articles, issues paper, tutorial paper by Liz Wauchop, Submission on the content of legislation, draft submission, Current issues brief, issues paper, explanatory memorandum
Report of the Access to justice Committee, membership directory questionnaire, correspondence, meeting minutes, agenda, Issues paper, strategic plans, Annual reports, AFCO Constitution
Media releases, Articles, briefing kit, A general introduction, information papers
Correspondence, Cosmetics Workshop papers
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation papers (3 folders)
Draft papers, policy notes, correspondence, Standing Committee on Employment, Education and training report, press release on a Graduate Tax, meeting notes, green paper, newspaper clippings, draft National Plan of Action for Women in tertiary Education, media release, Advisory structures, articles
Correspondence, paper on spouse assault by Jane Mugford, article, conference paper by Katja Mikhailovich - The Social Construction of the Victim: Women as Victims of male Violence, NCVAW community consultation, position paper, press release
Discussion Paper, correspondence, conference report, article
Correspondence, newsletter, Agenda
Article - Gender Bias and performance Pay Schemes, correspondence, Submission, Seminar paper - rising inequality, press release, article - Women in Small Business by Susanne Dahn, Statistics on employed persons, Typed and signed article by Edna Ryan on her life and work (1988), Hugh Mackay talk, Action Program for Women Workers progress report, media releases, National Human Rights congress paper - by John Woodrow 'Meeting the needs of Workers with Family Responsibilities', articles, fact sheets, media releases
Journal Article by Anne C. Cicero, Journal article by Janet Sydlaske, draft report by Catherine Prime and Associates, Transcript of speech by Prime Minister 'Recognition for Women in Australia', correspondence, discussion paper, report on Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission - consultation with non-Government Organisations, Paper by Quentin Bryce, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, draft guidelines, issues papers
Draft: Women and the ACT Labour Market by Chief Minister's Department, National Community forum on Employment papers, WEL response, discussion papers, DIR Newsletter, Address by Prof. Leonie Still - Changing Destinies for the managerial Woman, Notes on the Glass Ceiling by Joyce Miller, correspondence, issues papers
Correspondence, article, discussion paper
Correspondence, media releases, information papers
Media releases, report on activities, Journal article
Correspondence, Link Up Call to Action, newspaper clippings, Audrey Kinnear speech transcript, information package - NPY Women's Council, WEL Read issue, correspondence
Historical information relating to the achievements of the WEL and the outcomes which they facilitated
Proceedings and Judgement, correspondence
Correspondence, Draft Bill of Rights, Bill of Rights Action Committee, News Release, newspaper letters and articles
Information on the structure of Parliamentary Committees, Committee Bulletin, Fact Sheet, contact list
Legislation and explanatory memorandum, correspondence, second reading speech
Treasurer's press release, article 'The risks of Devolution', ACOSS response
Correspondence, information sheet
Media release, Greens review, newspaper articles, national Savings Policy - paper Julie Smith, correspondence, Conference papers Issues paper, Women and Pensions - A paper prepared by the Older Women's Network, national Savings Forum papers
Correspondence, bulletin, Senate submission, newspaper clippings,
ATRF background paper on Consumption Tax, Consumption tax Forum papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, articles, handwritten notes from the tax forum, WEL GST Study
Submissions, requests for funding, WEL reports to State branches
Correspondence, DSS Policy and procedures, media releases, Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs papers, users guides, Administrative reform paper, WEL Submission to the Social Security Review: Issue Papers number 1, 2 and 3, ACOSS policy paper, Sole Parents Initiatives paper, DSS Women's consultative papers, Sole parents in Australia - A progress report
Discussion paper - Superannuation for Women, Select Committee on Superannuation papers, tabling speech, media releases, correspondence, Superannuation or Universal Pension Submission to the Senate Inquiry, WETTANK and WEL submission to the Senate Select Committee, Super Woman A Conference on Women and Superannuation - Summary of Proceedings, Phil Gallagher Projection Model of the potential revenue impact of the productivity Superannuation Agreement, ACOSS discussion paper, article
Correspondence, AFCO policy document, Seminar paper Implementation Issues: Super for unwaged women, AFCO, ACOSS, WETTANK joint statement, newspaper clipping, Women and Superannuation Seminar papers, article
Hansard extract, correspondence, Family Law Council paper on Superannuation, ASFA Conference paper - marriage Breakdown and Superannuation by Ian Kennedy, 'Clayton's Marriage - a paper given by Moira Rayner to a seminar on De Facto Law Reform
Correspondence, paper outlining Labor achievements in Social Security, news release, articles and discussion papers, Marian Sawer articles
Papers, flyers, articles and submissions relating to the Employment Contracts Act, Paper - The Progress of Women in New Zealand Unions, papers, articles and press clippings collected by NZ WEL
Discussion papers, correspondence, 'Break the Silence' Campaign ephemera, reports, articles
Correspondence, press release, Submissions to Senate Select Committee on Human Embryo experimentation, articles and WEL position paper
Correspondence, Women's declaration on Population policies, articles, meeting notes, media releases, ACT Women's Health Newsletter, WEL policy statement on Women's Health, discussion papers, papers relating to development of health centres in the ACT, Women's Health in Changing Society - Conference Information and programme
Correspondence, reports, articles, DSS documents on Widows' pensions, Press release, Proposal for changes put by the Sole parents' Action Group, DEET manual extract, newspaper articles, Sole Parents Action Group phone-in paper, paper assessing job advertisements in the Sydney Morning Herald, WEL National bulletin, briefing paper for WAC consultation, media releases, position papers, Hansard extracts
Correspondence, articles, WEL policy paper, article, papers relating to the authorisation of Jo Wainer to make statements in relation to the CES & Anor -v- Superclinics Australia case, background paper, newspaper articles, media release, typed and handwritten meeting minutes, agenda, notes of support from other women's group, Various discussion papers, Submission to the Model Criminal Code Officers Committee and discussion paper, draft submission, Atheist Foundation's submission to the High Court, various collected papers
Hansard extracts, media releases, votegrams and parliamentary responses, articles, policy statements
Sex Discrimination Act 1984, legislation, correspondence, newspaper articles, DIR Equal Pay unit newsletter, Anne Edgeworth essay, Reasons for the decision of the President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission hearing of Proudfoot, Henderson and Smith -v- the Commonwealth et al, submissions, Pamela O'Neil speech transcript, correspondence, telegram re SDA, press releases, meeting notes, National information brief, privacy workshop paper, background notes, Reasons for decision of the Hon. Justice Einfeld in the case of Hall, Oliver and Reid against Dr Atallah Sheiban, Pamela O'Neil WEL Dinner address transcript, list of recommendations from consultations with NGOs, information sheet, background notes, correspondence, HREOC draft programme 1988/89
Submission to EPAC on budget Strategy, WEL National submission to the Maintenance Review, Social security changes, WEL submission to EPAC on expenditure priorities, Dependent Spouse Rebate summary paper by Penny Goldin
Submissions from WEL Cairns, Tasmania, Joan Huggett's documentation of parliamentarian's stance of abortion, including the responses of Eoin Cameron MP, correspondence, WEL Australia submission, WEL ACT submission, WEL Brisbane submission
Correspondence, information session agenda, Report of the Public Service Act Review group and response by WEL, responses, correspondence
Summary of local issues, meeting agenda, correspondence, Public meeting on a Women's Health Centre - summary, letter from the Abortion Action Group to Barbara Spence, Women's Unit, Department of Territories
Proposal for a national Disability Insurance Scheme, correspondence, Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service information kit, correspondence, correspondence regarding conference attendance
Discussion paper, submission to the Family Law Council discussion paper, correspondence
Equality before the Law - Inquiry into Gender Equity correspondence, terms of reference, press releases, press cuttings, interim report, WEL submission to the inquiry, Discussion Paper 54 Equality Before the Law, lecture transcript Gender Bias in Judicial Decisions - Prof. Kathleen Mahoney, Lecture transcript - The Myth of Equality by Justice Elizabeth Evatt, national Press Club address by Prof. Kathleen Mahoney
The Australian Gun War by John Crook, correspondence, articles, media releases, petition, articles, information sheet on Gun control changes
Submission to NSW State Coroner, Community submission to the coroner on NSW Gun Laws, correspondence, Joint submissions to the Australasian Police Ministers Council, Coalition for Gun Control newsletter, press releases, Rally ephemera
Correspondence, press statements, press clipping, Hansard extract, Media release,
Breast Implant information, correspondence, Dow Corning's Commitment Information Sheet, Breast Implant newsletters, Breast Implant Information Kit, Information sheets, address by Dr John Forbes at the Lobby for Life Beat Breast Cancer luncheon
List of RHSET grants, National Better Health Program Evaluation Brief, Dorothy Broom essay on Women's Health services, ACT maternity Services review comments, correspondence, Dr A Proudfoot and others -v- Canberra Women's heath Centre, newspaper clippings, Review of the RHSET Program Final report, press releases, articles on Surrogacy, NHMRC booklet, newsletters
Correspondence , newspaper article
Correspondence, Newsletter, Articles, statistics
Information paper, COAG Health reform paper, WHO Global Commission on Women's Health paper, correspondence
speech transcript by Jo Wainer on WHO Global Commission on Women's Health, correspondence, Asia Pacific Women and Health Programs 1992 survey
Correspondence, draft programme for the Global Commission on Women's Health, Towards an ACT Women's Health Policy workshop report, correspondence and newsletter, newspaper cutting
Press Release - Half Way to Equal, full report Half Way to Equal, responses to the report, speech by Michael Lavarch, correspondence, Joint Seminar papers - Recognition for Women in Australia, LACA update, Speech by the Prime Minister Bob Hawke at the seminar, supplementary submission by WEL
Habitat II accreditation papers, ACT Shelter forum minutes, discussion papers, habitat II report, CAPOW request for referees, correspondence
Correspondence and summary
Discussion notes and correspondence,
Discussion paper, correspondence, press release, CAAP discussion paper, Understanding Immigration booklet
Newspaper article, WEL information leaflets
Speech transcript Ken Douglas 'The Employment Contracts Act: One Year on', Work and Family Responsibilities Adjusting the balance booklet, file notes, information sheet on the Workplace Relations Bill in relation to women, media release, Submission by WEL to the AIRC
Confederation of ACT Industry papers, correspondence, notes on meeting with Peter Reith, background papers and background on IR reform, petition, issues paper, Mary Sexton notes, harmonisation of Federal and State Industrial Relations Systems, ACTU briefing notes, Equal pay discussion paper, The Reform of Workplace relations - Implementation Discussion paper and responses, 'Peeling the Inequity Onion...' speech transcript by Sue Walpole, press release and second reading speech
Executive summary Senate Economics References Committee, Paper by Sue lambert - Women, the labour market and the 1950s Dreamtime, correspondence, media release, WEL work plan, press clippings, statement of concern, media releases, discussion papers for amendments, Peter Reith address to "The Big Picture", Bob McMullan speech transcript, WIRL newsletter, LNP policy statement on IR June 1996, Submission to the Senate Inquiry by the National Pay Equity Coalition - Forward to the Past,
Correspondence, journal articles, Symposium paper NGO on Women in Development, International Women's organisations newsletters, articles, newspaper clippings, USIS lists of articles, First lady HRC remarks to the Women of Australia, invitation, APWLD Forum News, Habitat II documents, paper by Junko Yasuda On Women and Work in Australia
Invitation for input
Discussion paper, Marian Sawer paper - International Women's Day: Myths of Origin, correspondence, agenda and information sheets
News release on family law seminars, Paper by John Faulks - Escape from Custody, correspondence, press releases, bulletins
The records are categorised as follows: WEL in the media; WEL Australia (National) archive; WEL submissions; WEL ACT (Australian Capital Territory); and Women's Liberation. WEL in the media comprises news cuttings. A substantial portion of the WEL Australia records consists of research and working papers on women's issues and legislation relating to women, such as affirmative action, casual and part-time workers, childbirth, contraception, abortion, divorce, domestic violence, feminism, health, human rights, parental leave, pregnancy, reproductive rights, sexism, sex discrimination, single mothers and tax reform. WEL Australia records also include: papers relating to conferences and other events conducted by WEL; correspondence; posters; election material; WEL National Management Committee minutes and correspondence; newsletters; photographs; policy documents; funding papers; WEL history papers; and records reflecting relations between WEL Australia, various women's organisations and WEL state and territory branches. WEL submissions, to which there is an extensive index, document the organisation's lobbying activities at both national and state level. The small component entitled Women's Liberation contains newsletters.
This material is contained in 59 boxes (MS Acc10.116 Boxes 1-46, 48-59, 63; note there is no Box 47 or Boxes 60-62).
This consignment comprises: Newsletters; members lists; National Committee minutes; lobbying guides; submissions; documents on indigious education funding; media releases; letters and press clippings relating to the Young Women's Electoral Lobby in various states; Annual General Meetings documentation; correspondence; leaflets and publications relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby; and papers relating the the Circle of Matriarchs. This addition also includes Abstracts from the Third National Women's Health Conference 1995; papers relating to the 4th UN Conference on Women, NGO Forum, Beijing 1995; a signed WEL Guest Book 1991; bulletins of the Coalition of Australian Participating Organisations of Women (CAPOW), and WEL affairs and media releases.
This material is contained in 1 box (MS Acc13.080 Box 1).