Jo is a proud feminist, fighting for equal opportunity for women. She is passionate about ending sexual assault on our university and TAFE campuses, advancing womens' reproductive rights and fighting for affordable quality child-care. 

Women

Jo Haylen MP has welcomed today’s release of the Broderick Cultural Renewal report, which lays bare the misogyny and toxic culture in residential colleges at the University of Sydney.

November 29, 2017

Women

Labor Member for Summer Hill today cautiously welcomed the introduction of long-awaited legislative reforms of governance arrangements at St Johns College at the University of Sydney. 

November 22, 2017

Women

Over the past 48 hours, news feeds across the globe have been filled with two simple words, "Me too"—women sharing personal stories of sexual harassment, abuse, violence and rape. It makes for harrowing reading, but it is a deeply personal reminder of the extent of the sexualised violence women face. Unsurprisingly, many tell of harassment in the workplace. 

October 18, 2017

Women

Question on Notice to the Minister for Counter Terrorism, Corrections and Veterans Affairs regarding women in prison in NSW.

October 11, 2017

Women

Few women have had as great an impact on the Australian labour movement than Barbara Murphy, AO.

Barbara was a much-loved and highly effective educator, working in Sydney schools for more than 25 years before joining the NSW Teachers Federation, where she served as both senior vice-president and deputy president.

September 21, 2017

Women

Question on Notice to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault regarding funding for community legal centres to provide specialised domestic and family services.

September 21, 2017

Women

Question on Notice to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Social Housing and Minister for the Prevention  of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault regarding rape and domestic violence services.

September 21, 2017

Women

That this House:

  1. Notes the extraordinary work of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA) which provides specialist sexual assault and domestic violence trauma counselling services for the national 1800 RESPECT line.

September 20, 2017

Women

The NSW Parliament has today moved an historic motion that supports the right of women to make the choice that is right for them, including the right to access safe, legal abortion.

The historic motion in support of women’s right to access legal, safe abortion was unanimously supported by Australia’s oldest parliament.

August 10, 2017

Women

Like many in this House, I support a woman’s right to make choices about their own reproductive health. The Government blocked me from giving this speech in Parliament last week.

August 10, 2017