23.2 C
Byron Shire
December 4, 2023

Who’s who on Emily’s List?

Latest News

3G networks phased out next week

The peak lobby group representing Australia's telecommunication industry announced last week it will phase out 3G networks in the region on 15 December.

Other News

The secret love life of the echidna

How do echidnas make love? Carefully… of course!

Youth wellness app launching Nov 30

A free wellbeing app for young people, developed by young local Indigenous people on the Northern Rivers, is being launched this Thursday, November 30 at the M-Arts in Murwillumbah from 5pm.

Kangkung and Ceylon spinach

Victoria Cosford I’d never heard of kangkung until Ryan Bruin mentioned it to me. This was during our first chat...

Red imported fire ants in South Murwillumbah update

Following the eradication of the five red imported fire ants nests at South Murwillumbah on the weekend, the State Government says it has been further implementing its fire ant plan by focusing on tracing, surveillance and educating local businesses and the community.

Fatal two-vehicle crash – Richmond PD

Just after 7pm Thursday, 30 November 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash along the Pacific Highway, Woodburn, about 35km south of Lismore.

New local whisky aged in viognier casks

The third whisky released by local distillers Brookies, Viognier Cask has a deep hue and is said to have...

Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby

Mungo MacCallum (Echo, October 16) has analysed the term ‘misogyny’ for us. Perhaps he might look at the term ‘misandry’ (mistrust, dislike, fear, hatred of men).

While Julia Gillard held the floor accusing Tony Abbott of misogyny, she was attempting to protect Peter Slipper in order to keep him in the Speaker’s chair. She was obviously panicking at the thought of being one number down in the count.

Most ALP women (if not all) are members of an organisation, Emily’s List. Emily’s List was introduced into Australia by Joan Kerner and Carmel Lawrence. Julia Gillard helped write Emily’s List’s Constitution.

Most Australian states’ abortion laws allow termination up to 20 weeks; after that it is a criminal offence because the baby is then viable outside the womb. Not so in Victoria. It’s been stated that to receive financial and political support of Emily’s List a candidate must support the abortion of a full-term baby, right up to the moment of birth.

Besides its anti-life activities, Emily’s List is committed to affirmative action, meaning discrimination against men in employment and promotion until an equal number of women are employed at all levels. As the pool of available women is always smaller (because of child-bearing and child-raising) than the pool of men, affirmative action involves gross discrimination against men instead of employment and promotion on merit. One wonders why ALP men tolerate the sexism (misandry) of Emily’s List.

Quotes from http://bit.ly/R92VTF: ‘One retired MP but influential member of the ALP, who said he didn’t want to be named, because “I don’t want to cop their wrath… They can be vicious,” described them as a barnacle that has attached themselves to the Labor Party.

‘That a virtually single-issue lobby group could have seized power in one of Australia’s two main parties is what’s really scary.’

A list of Australian members here: www.emilyslist.org.au/our-mps.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Overseas nurses move to Northern Rivers to fill healthcare shortage

Sixty registered nurses from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland are to join the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) before the start of next year’s clinical year. 

Labor’s hypocrisy on climate undimmed

Last week the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, delivered the Albanese Government's second annual Climate Change Statement, claiming major progress in emissions reduction while the numbers continue to scream that the opposite is true.

Fatal two-vehicle crash – Richmond PD

Just after 7pm Thursday, 30 November 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash along the Pacific Highway, Woodburn, about 35km south of Lismore.

Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.