Topic: Equality

More Support For LGBTI Organisations Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting 38 community organisations and individuals improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of the LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced the first round of community grants worth $900,000 will go to building the capacity of community organisations and developing the leadership and management skills of current and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Pride Centre Coming To St Kilda

The Australian first Pride Centre is another step closer to becoming reality, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. Extensive consultation period was conducted with the LGBTI community to identify what was the important elements of a successful Pride Centre, particularly around location, and this […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Southern Metropolitan Region

LGBTI Equality Roadshow Hits The Highways

Over the coming months the LGBTI Equality Roadshow bus will visit 17 towns across Victoria to meet and hear views and ideas on how we improve the lives of LGBTI Victorians. Minister for Equality, Martin Foley today joined Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen at the Chill Out Festival to commence the Roadshow. The aim […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Equality, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Top Lawyer To Head New Equal Workplaces Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a respected workers compensation lawyer to head a new Ministerial advisory council set up to address gender equality in the workplace. Liberty Sanger, a Principal and Board member at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, will chair the Equal Workplaces Advisory Council which is charged with promoting gender equality across the public […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Women’s Honour Roll Receives 25 New Inductees

Twenty-five exceptional women have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, celebrating contributions made to local communities and achievements from human rights advocacy to sport and medicine. This year’s inductees include Dr Christine Tippett, a specialist in high-risk obstetrics, businesswoman Hana Assafiri, media personality and UNICEF Ambassador Carrie Bickmore, the first female to […]

Categories: Media Release

Erasing Bias From Workplace Recruiting

Victorians will have a fairer playing field when applying for jobs under an anti-discrimination pilot program launched by the Andrews Labor Government. In an Australian-first, Recruit Smarter will de-identify personal details – such as names, genders, ages, and locations – to reduce potential bias during the application process. Research shows people from culturally diverse backgrounds […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Supporting LGBTI Students In Victorian Schools

LGBTI students in Victorian government secondary schools will be better supported as the Safe Schools program enters its next stage. With almost 60 per cent of government secondary schools now signed up, the Department of Education and Training will take over running of the program from La Trobe University as it is expanded to all […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Pledge To Improve Gender Equality On Industry Panels

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis tonight took the Panel Pledge to get more female leaders from STEM and business represented in Victoria’s industry panels and conferences. The pledge was made at an event co-hosted by the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA), who also launched the inaugural WLIA Media and Panel Pledge […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade