Category: Minister for Women

Women Doing More Than Half The Work For Free

Victorian women are doing most of the state’s unpaid work, at a cost of more than $205 billion, new data has revealed. Preliminary analysis by Deloitte Access Economics has revealed unpaid work is equivalent to 50 per cent of Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP) in 2017/18. The economic modelling, commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government, […]

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Young Women Leaders Pave The Way In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing young Victorian women to reach their leadership potential. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today welcomed 27 women to the second year of the Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program. The program gives women between the ages of 18 and 40 the essential skills, networks and experience they […]

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Morwell Makes Room For ‘Her Place’

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the lives of ten Victorian women with a new exhibition in Morwell. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins and Member for Eastern Victorian Region Harriet Shing today announced Her Place Women’s Museum has brought one of its unique pop-up exhibitions to the Morwell Library. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to […]

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Jury Rules In Favour Of Quotas

A Citizens’ Jury has recommended implementation of a 40:40:20 gender equality quota in the Victorian public sector. The diverse group of Victorians was randomly selected to deliberate on quotas as a critical part of the Victorian Government’s proposed Gender Equality Bill. The Bill proposes that Victorian Government departments, public sector entities like hospitals and TAFEs, […]

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Jury Of Victorians Debate Gender Equality Bill

A jury of more than one hundred Victorians is meeting this weekend in Melbourne to deliberate on Australia’s first ever legislation for gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government has released an exposure draft of the Gender Equality Bill which proposes that Victorian Government departments, public sector entities like hospitals and TAFEs, and local governments plan, […]

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Equal Pay Day Boost For Working Parents

The Andrews Labor Government is building stronger career pathways and helping working parents in the public service achieve a better work life balance. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced $278,000 for ‘Grace Papers’, an online support program which will be implemented in the Victorian Public Sector. Grace Papers empowers expecting parents to make informed […]

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Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in Australian history. The draft Gender Equality Bill (2018) proposes that Victorian Government departments, the public sector and local governments achieve gender equality through quotas, action plans and reporting. According to the International Gender Gap Index, the top three ranking countries […]

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Women Leaders Gather To Stop Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support initiatives to stop sexual harassment in Victorian Workplaces. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today joined other women leaders to launch Not in My Workplace. Not in My Workplace is a collective of senior women leaders working together to assist boards and senior management bodies to eliminate sexual […]

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Young Victorians Challenge Gender Inequality

Applications have opened for a new program to engage young people in promoting gender equality. The Andrews Labor Government is funding the Foundation for Young Australians with $400,000 to run Ideally, a grants and mentoring program. Ideally offers young Victorians the chance to create an ideal world for everyone.  Grants are open to young Victorians […]

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Respect Victoria Opens Its Doors

Doors have opened on Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to create a Victoria free from family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today officially opened Respect Victoria and announced the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair. Respect Victoria’s inaugural board […]

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