Category: Minister for Women

Statement From The Richardson Family

Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence and Member for Northcote has passed away bravely after a prolonged battle with cancer. Fiona’s had a significant impact on public issues at a local, state and nationwide level. She served our State as Minister for Women and this nation’s first ever Minister for the Prevention […]

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Minister Richardson Extended Leave Of Absence

I have been diagnosed with multiple tumours for which I am receiving treatment. I intended to return to work part time next week, however my recovery is not going the way I had planned. I am grateful that the Premier has agreed to an extended period of leave from my portfolio to enable me to […]

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Statement From Minister Richardson – Leave Of Absence

Shortly before the midwinter break, I became unwell and was diagnosed with a serious illness. I underwent a successful surgical procedure in July and have been receiving further treatment since then. I expected to be able to return to my Ministerial and Parliamentary duties in August, however, my recovery has been slower than I hoped. […]

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More Scholarships To Support Women’s Board Leadership

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more women get the skills, experience and opportunities they need to get onto boards in Victoria. Acting Minister for Women Jill Hennessy today opened applications for the new Women’s Board Leadership (WBL) program, which aims to increase the number and diversity of board-ready women in Victoria. The WBL program […]

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Are You One Of Victoria’s Up-And-Coming Female Leaders?

The Andrews Labor Government is recognising the legacy of the late Joan Kirner AC, with applications opening today for the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program. Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, has called on young Victorian women to apply for this opportunity to progress as […]

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Do You Know One Of Victoria’s Most Remarkable Women?

The search for Victoria’s most outstanding women starts today. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has called on Victorians to give an outstanding woman they know the recognition they deserve. Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a […]

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Victoria’s Strategy To Stop Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched the next step to build a state free from violence, with the release of a Primary Prevention Strategy as part of the Family Violence Rolling Action Plan. Free from Violence: Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women sets out the path for all […]

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Prevention key to ending family violence

The Andrews Labor Government is working to put a stop to family violence, establishing a new prevention agency and rolling out the state’s first gender equality strategy and primary prevention strategy. Included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $50.7 million will be dedicated to preventing family violence before it occurs. This work will be […]

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Council For Women’s Equality To Forge Bold Approach For Change

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality to provide expert advice and help implement gender equality across Victoria. Expressions of Interest for the Council open today on International Women’s Day. The Council for Women’s Equality, will focus on issues including: the poverty and isolation of senior women, single mothers and […]

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Support Boosted For Gender Equality Programs In Local Sporting Clubs

The Andrews Labor Government has today marked International Women’s Day by investing $550,000 to promote gender equality in grass roots sporting clubs across Victoria. This investment recognises the important role of sport in addressing gender equality. Elite athletes, program facilitators and State Sporting Organisations will work with local sporting clubs to support and celebrate women […]

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