We want to be heard, to be valued, to be respected – whether we choose to be Mothers, Carers, Corporate Professionals, Lawyers, Nurses, Teachers . . . or Politicians.
We want every woman in Australia and Australia’s Politicians to recognise that we HAVE a voice, that we have unique and specific concerns, that we demand action and change. We want those in power to listen to us, to take women’s issues seriously, to stop sidelining and ignoring us. To stop thinking that we can be pacified by platitudes, to stop patronising us and to start to understand that women’s perspectives on the world we live in are often very different, but are linked by common threads.
We want women to take THEMSELVES seriously, their constitutional right to vote, and their right to be part of the political process by uniting with others with shared goals, visions and dreams . . . for our children, and our children’s children.
What Women Want (Australia) is dedicated to raising and addressing issues affecting Australian women. We want our parliaments to be more representative of the Australian population. Despite the recent landmark event of Australia witnessing our first female Prime Minister of 76 senators in Federal Parliament, only 26 are women. Out of 150 Members of the House of Representatives, only 40 are women. The major parties are still ‘boys clubs’ We are not being heard.
We believe that with more women in power there would be more honesty, transparency and integrity in Australian politics. That the serious issues of climate change, the global financial crisis, healthcare and education would be addressed as priorities.
Women have been fighting for equality all our lives, with What Women Want we finally have a voice and we WILL be heard.
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