Matters That Count to Australian Women, written by Executive Director Mary Crooks AO spoke to the importance of women’s full engagement in Australian democracy, and the importance of addressing the issues that matter to them.
We know there are issues causing unease in our community, especially among women—men’s violence, Indigenous injustice, wage justice in the caring professions, rising homelessness for older women, climate change, childcare, this country’s cruel treatment of asylum seekers, and the need for integrity and anti-corruption measures.
Matters That Count to Australian Women encourages women to give voice to the issues that matter to them, and to make their own assessment of election candidates, even as the work of achieving gender parity is ongoing.
The publication of this statement was only made possible by the generous and thoughtful women who provided us with the funds to place it, without the privilege of tax deductibility.
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so that in this lifetime we will be: