Category: Minister for Women

Melbourne Bids For Global Gender Equality Conference

Melbourne has been shortlisted as one of three finalists to host the world’s largest gender equality conference in 2022. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched Australia’s bid to bring the Women Deliver conference to Victoria in front of influential gender equality advocates at Parliament House. The 2019 conference, which was opened by Canadian Prime […]

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Helping Women In Our Contemporary Music Scene

Victorian women working as managers and leaders in Victoria’s world-renowned music industry will be better supported thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today announced that Cultivate – a program supporting female leaders in Victoria’s music industry – will receive an extra $100,000 to fund new participants in […]

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Victorian Women Awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours

Victorian women feature strongly in today’s 2019 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, with Sharan Burrow AC was awarded Companion of the Order – the highest Australian honour – for services to industrial relations at national and international levels and as a human rights champion in developing countries. Ms Burrow was the second woman to […]

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Women’s Honour Roll Receives New Inductees

Twenty-one inspiring and exceptional women have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today paid tribute to the 2019 inductees, who include women who have made enormous contributions to society in fields such as business, education, policing, health and medical research, and public life. The latest inductees have […]

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Liberals’ Plan To Cut Family Violence Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have today confirmed they will cut funding to family violence services if they win the next election, putting women and children at risk. A recent media report states: Prevention of family violence spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the opposition would consider the recommendations’ “financial impost” and whether “there are efficiencies that […]

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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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