Category: Minister for Women

Victorian Gender Equality Bill Makes History In Australia

History has been made with the Andrews Labor Government‘s Gender Equality Bill 2019 passing through Victorian Parliament – a landmark step in breaking-down discrimination and gender barriers in the workplace. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams said the Bill was an Australian first and represented a once in a generation opportunity to influence policy, social norms, […]

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Approaching Gender Parity For Australia Day Honours

Victoria has come closer than ever before to having an equal number of women and men recognised in Australia Day Honours. In this year’s awards, women make up 49.6 per cent of recipients – the best ever result for Victorian women representation in the Australian honours system. Since the awards were established in 1975, on […]

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Honouring A Victorian Trailblazer For Women And Girls

An inspirational trailblazer who holds a special place in Australia’s history books will be honoured by a new               memorial at the Castlemaine General Cemetery. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the Cemetery to unveil the memorial honouring Frances “Fanny” Finch. Fanny Finch became one of the first […]

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Landmark Gender Equality Baseline Report

Victoria still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality, a landmark study reveals. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today released the Andrews Labor Government’s Gender Equality Baseline Report, which details the sexism and inequality women continue to face every day across a set of key indicators. The Baseline Report gives a true […]

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Historic Laws To Put Gender Equality At The Front And Centre

Workplaces will be held to account in making sure women are being afforded the opportunities they deserve, thanks to landmark laws being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The Australian-first Gender Equality Bill will be introduced into the Victorian Parliament today, delivering on a key election commitment and making once-in-a-generation reforms to ensure gender equality […]

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Halifax Production Backs Women On And Off The Screen

Women are leading the way on both sides of the camera on Halifax: Retribution, a major new television series giving five women a unique opportunity to boost their screen careers. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week visited the Melbourne set of the eight-part Australian crime series that sees Rebecca Gibney reprise her popular role […]

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Taking Action Against Sexism And Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce sexism and sexual harassment by supporting a pilot program that teaches bystanders how to step in and take action against offensive behaviour. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched a new toolkit on bystander interventions, which offers a ‘ladder’ of responses that escalate according to behaviour. The pilot […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders In The Music Industry

Victoria’s vibrant local music industry will get stronger and more diverse leadership thanks to a mentoring program for women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for the 2020 Cultivate, a program for women leaders in the music industry which helps advance their career. The Andrews Labor Government has funded Music Victoria to deliver […]

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Free Financial Guidance For Women Over 50

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the financial security of older women by supporting a free financial wellbeing kit which will be available across the state. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week launched the My Money Conversation Kit, created by the Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) – the only state-wide free information and […]

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Applications Open For Women’s Board Leadership Program

More Victorian women will have the skills they need to excel on boards and in leadership after taking part in the Women’s Board Leadership Program with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for this year’s Women’s Board Leadership Scholarships, with this year’s program including streams on […]

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