What Women Want (Australia)

What Women Want (Australia)

Infobox Australian Political Party
party_name = What Women Want (Australia)
party_wikicolourid = Family First
leader = Justine Caines
foundation = 2007
ideology = Womens Rights,
Women’s Health and well-being,
Issues Facing Children
position = Center
headquarters = PO Box 625
Scone NSW 2337
holds_government = Nowhere
website = [http://www.whatwomenwant.org.au/ http://www.whatwomenwant.org.au/]
international = No affiliation

What Women Want is an Australian political organisation launched in April 2007 which, its website says, "aims to be Australia’s first female political party dedicated to advancing issues affecting Australian women". The organisation was formed by Justine Caines, a mother of six and political activist from rural New South Wales. [cite web|url=http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21485893-3102,00.html|title=Women's party is born|accessdate=2007-04-04|date=2007-04-02|work= |publisher=Courier Mail]

In the 2007 general elections, the party stood candidates for the Senate in every jurisdiction except the Northern Territory, and secured approximately 0.44 per cent of the Senate vote nationwide. [Australian Electoral Commission, Virtual Tally Room, [http://results.aec.gov.au/13745/website/SenateStateFirstPrefsByGroup-13745-NAT.htm Senate Preferences by Group] , retrieved November 2007] Preference distributions reported by the ABC indicated the party's preferences flowed mainly to the Greens (or if the Greens candidate was excluded, the ALP). [ABC, Australia Votes 2007, [http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2007/results/senate/ Senate results] , retrieved November 2007]


External links

* [http://www.whatwomenwant.org.au/ Official website]

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