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Getting pragmatic: women’s electoral lobby on the continuum of radicalism

Andrew, Merrindahl


The history of the Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) is distinguished by its extensive involvement in electoral politics and public policy. This paper traces WEL's development as part of the broader women's movement, considers its engagement with government and situates it in relation to Australian and international political traditions. It describes WEL's distinctive style of political engagement, through its candidate surveys for the 1972 federal election to the online party scorecards of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2014.966938


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