Category: Minister for Women

Flexible Workplaces Good For Women And Business

Flexible working arrangements are improving female workforce participation and boosting business in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today released a new study commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government that models the bottom line impact of flexible work. The report, undertaken by the Nous Group, found flexible work delivered significant savings for all three sampled […]

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Victoria Invests In The Economic Power Of Women

The Andrews Labor Government is working to improve the economic status of Victorian women by funding new microenterprise and financial capability programs. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $2.2 million to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) to deliver programs that will empower women financially. While […]

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Connecting Women At Work In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring women in regional Victoria have access to the networks that will help them succeed. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced an additional $80,000 in funding to expand Mentor Walks to regional Victoria. Mentor Walks give women the opportunity to partner up and receive professional advice from mentors in […]

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More Bec The Builders, Not Just Bobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to directly boost the representation of women in the construction industry. Minister for Women and Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $585,000 to diversify the traditionally male-dominated construction industry. Currently women’s participation in the building and construction industry remains low at all levels, including the board-level. […]

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New Program To Support Aboriginal Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal women in leadership positions through a new development program. Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins announced $300,000 in funding for the new leadership program at a fundraising event for The Long Walk today. Aboriginal women are currently under-represented in leadership roles […]

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Funding Boost For Gender Equity Peak

The Andrews Labor Government is promoting women’s health and the prevention of family violence with a funding boost to Victoria’s peak body for gender equity. Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $400,000 to support Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC), Victoria’s new organisation for gender equity, women’s […]

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Stopping Violence Before It Starts In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting organisations in Gippsland to continue running their programs to prevent family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins visited Lake Tyers today to announce funding for two Aboriginal organisations to continue rolling out their family violence prevention programs. Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services and Gippsland […]

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Boosting Women’s Leadership On Boards

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of women and diversity on community and government boards. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today opened applications for the 2018-19 round of scholarships under the Women’s Board Leadership program and invited Victorian women to apply. The program gives women serving on community and government boards tailored governance […]

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Keeping Families Safe From Violence In Barwon South West

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to help prevent family violence in Victoria’s south west. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced a $100,000 grant for the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative to develop a family violence education program and resource kit. The program and kit will be tailored to ensure Aboriginal community […]

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Funding Boost For Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in one of Victoria’s most important and historic buildings – the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. A $1.2 million funding boost from the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will support urgent and necessary works to the iconic building on Lonsdale Street. Now known as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, it […]

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