Topic: Women

Sporting Capital Scores Matildas Double-Header

Our world-conquering Westfield Matildas are set to take on the might of China in a two-game international series exclusive to Victoria. Minister for Sport John Eren and Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins joined Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and co-captain Lisa De Vanna today to announce that Victoria will host the first game at AAMI Park […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

Women Hold More Than Half The Seats On Water Boards

The Andrews Labor Government has achieved gender equality on water boards, with women now holding 50 per cent or more of seats on all water boards across the state. Women also hold 50 per cent of seats on the boards of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across the state. The new appointments being announced by Minister […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Record Numbers Of Women On Hospital Boards

More women than ever are sitting on hospital boards, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government push to ensure equality and diversity among Victoria’s healthcare leaders. As Victoria celebrates Women’s Health Week, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Labor Government has gone above and beyond targets set just two years ago for health service […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

New Office To Boost Gender Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new body dedicated to improving gender equality to ensure all women and girls can play the sports they love. Speaking at the Government’s inaugural Female Friendly Facilities Symposium at the MCG today, Minister for Sport John Eren announced the establishment of Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport

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