Category: Minister for Women

Statement From Minister Hutchins – Leave Of Absence

I am taking a leave of absence from my Ministerial and Parliamentary responsibilities due to personal reasons. In my absence Jill Hennessy will act as the Minister for Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Luke Donnellan will act as the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Minister for Industrial Relations. My […]

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Supporting Victoria’s Young And Emerging Women Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering young women to become influential leaders in their workplaces and communities. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced the 21 successful scholarship recipients for the inaugural Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women’s Leadership Program. The program honours the legacy of Victoria’s first and only female premier the late Joan […]

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Giving A Voice To Feminist Writers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian feminist writers, readers, speakers and artists connect and share their work in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding for the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival at the State Library of Victoria. The $45,000 investment recognises the important role of the arts and media in challenging sexism […]

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Statement From The Richardson Family

Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence and Member for Northcote has passed away bravely after a prolonged battle with cancer. Fiona’s had a significant impact on public issues at a local, state and nationwide level. She served our State as Minister for Women and this nation’s first ever Minister for the Prevention […]

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Minister Richardson Extended Leave Of Absence

I have been diagnosed with multiple tumours for which I am receiving treatment. I intended to return to work part time next week, however my recovery is not going the way I had planned. I am grateful that the Premier has agreed to an extended period of leave from my portfolio to enable me to […]

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Statement From Minister Richardson – Leave Of Absence

Shortly before the midwinter break, I became unwell and was diagnosed with a serious illness. I underwent a successful surgical procedure in July and have been receiving further treatment since then. I expected to be able to return to my Ministerial and Parliamentary duties in August, however, my recovery has been slower than I hoped. […]

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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 […]

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Are You One Of Victoria’s Up-And-Coming Female Leaders?

The Andrews Labor Government is recognising the legacy of the late Joan Kirner AC, with applications opening today for the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program. Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, has called on young Victorian women to apply for this opportunity to progress as […]

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Do You Know One Of Victoria’s Most Remarkable Women?

The search for Victoria’s most outstanding women starts today. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has called on Victorians to give an outstanding woman they know the recognition they deserve. Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a […]

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Victoria’s Strategy To Stop Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched the next step to build a state free from violence, with the release of a Primary Prevention Strategy as part of the Family Violence Rolling Action Plan. Free from Violence: Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women sets out the path for all […]

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